Student Fees & Taxes

FM radio tax

The FM radio tax supports two student-run radio stations: Impact 89FM and WFIX (an internet-only station). Both stations are supported by a student-voted fee collected each semester.

Refunds may be obtained by bringing an ID and proof of registration to the station during regular business hours. If you are studying away from campus for the semester and are requesting a refund of this fee, you may:

  • Fax your proof of payment and registration to (517) 884-8900, attn: WDBM-FM General Manager,
  • E-mail an electronic copy to gm@impact89fm.org, or
  • Mail a copy to the station at G-4 Holden Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48825

For fall and spring semesters, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the semester. For summer, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the first session.

ASMSU tax

ASMSU (Associated Students of MSU) is the all-university undergraduate student government. ASMSU provides many services to students such as free legal services, funding for student programs and events, MSU yearbook and copy and faxing services. All activities and programs are funded through a student voted tax collected each semester. For questions, call 517-355-8266 or email asmsu@msu.edu.

If you are requesting a refund, contact the office at the number above. You will be required to provide proof of payment and registration. For fall and spring semesters, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the semester. For summer, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the first session.

COGS tax

COGS (Council of Graduate Students) is the all-university graduate and graduate-professional student governing body. Activities and services are funded through a student voted tax collected each semester. For questions, visit them in-person at Chittenden Hall (Room 120), call 517-353-9189, or email cogs@msu.edu.

If you are requesting a refund, contact the office at the number above. You will be required to provide proof of payment and registration. For fall and spring semesters, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the semester. For summer, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the first session.

The State News tax

The State News and StateNews.com are independent student newspaper publications. This student-run newspaper is funded by a student-voted tax collected each semester. The State News is located at 435 Grand River Avenue, across from Olin Health Center.

If you are requesting a refund, call 517-295-1680. You will be required to provide proof of payment and registration. For fall and spring semesters, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the semester. For summer, you must take action before the end of the first two weeks (or first 10 class days) of the first session.