MSU is required to verify the data you supplied on your FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) in cases where it appears that an error may have been made.
We also participate in the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), which may require additional verification.
If we need to verify your application, we'll contact you by email or U.S. mail, or notify you in StuInfo, explaining what additional information or documentation is needed.
Don't send us documents until we request them. This may delay your processing.
Your aid is preliminary until review is complete
Preliminary awards are ESTIMATES based upon the data we received from you on the FAFSA and are designed to give you the best available data at the time in order to assist you in planning costs for the award year. If your aid package is preliminary, StuInfo will indicate this.
We'll review your FAFSA data once you have sent us all requested documentation. We will correct your FAFSA if indicated and recalculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Your financial aid may change as a result of review. If aid has already been paid to you, it may be billed back. If your aid changes we'll notify you.
Submit an error-free FAFSA
See our FAFSA filing tips page for more information.