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Our Mission

The Office of Financial Aid provides access, aid, and advisory services for the MSU Community to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment, and retention at Michigan State University.


Vision Statement

The Office of Financial Aid strives to balance responsible stewardship of all financial aid funds with the creation of a student-centered culture.  We are working to establish ourselves as a leader in financial aid services when measured against peer institutions, using technology to streamline financial aid processes and constantly looking forward to meeting challenges resulting from changes in federal, state, institutional and private funding rules and economic changes.  We seek to model campus-wide communication and collaboration while respecting the needs, values, and diversity of our students, parents, and colleagues.

Our goal is to operate efficiently so that institutional resources are used wisely and students may pursue their academic goals without distraction.

Core Values

The core values of the Office of Financial Aid are:
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Continuous improvement
  • Customer focus
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Mutual respect
  • Professionalism
  • Resourcefulness
  • Staff development
  • Teamwork

Michigan State University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.