February 21, 2014

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Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Is your student receiving a Federal Pell Grant and considering studying abroad this summer? If so they should apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Applications for Summer 2014 are due March 4th. You can learn more about this scholarship and how to apply at

Important Information Regarding the Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Students who are Michigan residents, file their FAFSA by March 1st, have some financial need, and have a qualifying ACT score are considered for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship. In the past high school students were required to supply their social security number when completing the ACT. This is no longer required. In order for the State of Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants office to match your ACT test score and FAFSA information they need to have your social security number on file. They are requesting that students contact them via the phone if they chose not to supply their social security number on their ACT application. Their number is 1-888-4-GRANTS or 1-888-447-2687. For more information you can review the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Fact Sheet here.

financial aid news

Tuition proposal would give Michigan college students interest-free loans

Legislature put forward a proposal Tuesday to take the state's college students out of the student loan market.

The "Pay It Forward" would give in-state students interest-free loans for college in exchange for a commitment to pay back 4 percent of salaries for up to 25 years after graduation. Read more of the article here

important dates

FAFSA Filing Deadline

March 1st is the recommended FAFSA filing deadline. Students can still file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after this date and receive financial aid, however, a student may not be eligible for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship.

Contact Us

Office of Financial
E-mail: finaid@msu.eduMSU Seal
Phone: 517-353-5940
Fax: 517-432-1155
In-Person or Mail:
556 E Circle Dr, Room 252

East Lansing, MI 48824

Walk-In Advising Hours:
9:00am to 4:45pm

Phone Hours:
8:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm

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