As of January 25 2021, MSU has offered

63,777 students

a total amount of over


in financial aid for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021!


Financial Aid Refunds for Spring 2021

Excess aid will begin to be refunded starting January 4th, 2021.

Office Closure

The Office of Financial Aid has suspended all in-person service.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid staff by phone: (517) 353-5940, by fax: (517) 432-1155, or by email: finaid@msu.edu. Many answers to financial aid questions are available here through our website, Ask Sparty or via a student's StuInfo portal.

Delay in Responses

Due to higher than normal volumes of phone calls and emails, potential delays may occur. We know this can be frustrating. We apologize for this inconvenience and are in the process of hiring and training additional staff, as well as working overtime to meet your needs. We are extremely grateful for your patience.

Please note that the majority of questions are answered on our website or in the MSU student portal.

For phone calls: Our current wait time, on average, is 15 minutes. We limit the number of calls that are placed on hold to respect your time.

For emails: It is taking us about 3 days, depending on the complexity of your question, to respond. For more complex issues, it may take a week for us to respond.

While you may experience a delay or long hold time, we are still happy to help you however we can. We have gathered our TOP 12 reasons people contact us into a single list with resource links, along with additional FAQs.

Coronavirus Relief Aid Exhausted

Applications for emergency grants from the federal CARES Act funds have far exceeded available dollars and the funds are now exhausted. If you have an emergency financial situation, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to request additional assistance. Your request will be evaluated based on your circumstances and available institutional financial aid.

Novel coronavirus admissions updates

Michigan State University is closely monitoring the the progress of the coronavirus. As a result, MSU has implemented the following changes and accommodations to facilitate the admissions process and protect the health of our students. Click here for more details.

Net Price Calculator

The Office of Financial Aid provides a net price calculator for prospective freshmen to help them estimate the actual "price" of MSU after subtracting any grants and scholarships for which they may be eligible.