The MSU Spartan Advantage Program covers:
Note: Because Work-Study is part of your award and you will be paid every two weeks, you might want to consider a Short Term Loan to cover the purchase of books at the beginning of the semester. You can repay the loan out of your earnings.
Please note that the Spartan Advantage Program is intended to supplement grant funds that you receive from federal, state, MSU, or private sources, so this award will be reduced if you receive other grant funds after the initial award has been made.
The MSU Spartan Advantage Program DOES NOT cover:
There are other costs of college that vary depending on the individual. Some needs are the same as you would have at home (laundry, bus pass or other local travel costs, entertainment, clothing, etc.). The Spartan Advantage program does not cover these costs with grant funds.
Students can meet these costs through additional work, savings, funds from family, or through low cost federal loans. We hope that students will budget carefully so as to avoid borrowing except when it is absolutely necessary. The Office of Financial Aid will be happy to assist any student who needs help in reviewing available options for acquiring funds for these personal expenses.
There is no separate application form for the Spartan Advantage Program. All you need to do is:
To be eligible for the Spartan Advantage Program, you must meet all of the following criteria:
Eligibility for the award is limited to 8 consecutive semesters, excluding summer sessions but including other semesters of non-enrollment.