It is challenging for many families to pay full educational costs from current income or savings. If you require financial assistance, your first step is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after October 1 of the year before you plan to enroll. FAFSA evaluates eligibility for need-based aid, including federal loans, and gives students access to need-based grants, scholarships, loans and work-study.
MSU does not have a separate financial aid application; however, aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted based upon receipt of the FAFSA. If there has been a change to your family's financial status since you completed the FAFSA, U.S. citizens and permanent residents can complete the Special Condition Application (SCA) and submit documentation to confirm a change in funding.
International students are not eligible to receive financial aid through FAFSA; however, the Office of Financial Aid does provide suggestions for international students seeking additional financial resources.