As of July 26 2021, MSU has offered


a total amount of over


in financial aid for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022!


Spartan Relief Fund2

Requests totaling more than $127 million were received in response to President Stanley's announcement that federal HEERF II emergency grant funds were available to MSU students. This far exceeds the $15M we had to distribute, so the application has been closed while processing the remaining requests. Emergency grants are being made to approximately 14,000 MSU students.

If you are facing a financial emergency, you should consider contacting one of the following offices for assistance.

Emergency Resources at MSU

Learn more about the updated Student Information System.

Check and finalize your 2021-2022 aid

Important Student Loan Information

The processing of Federal Stafford Loans at MSU will change for all students in Fall 2021. Under the new approach, your annual loan amount will be available during the fall, spring and summer academic year.

Follow this link for more information on Federal Stafford Loans for Fall 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.

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.