February 7, 2014

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president visits

President Obama visited campus today to sign the Agriculture Act of 2014. He signed the bill at Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center. Read more about his visit at


Do I earn too much to qualify for financial aid?

No matter what income a person or family has, there is a minimum amount of financial aid that each person qualifies for as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At minimum each student is eligible for an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan. A dependent student can borrow up to $5500 as a freshman, $6500 as a sophomore, and $7500 as a junior or senior every year. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the interest rate was 3.86% for undergraduate students.

Depending on your income there are other types of financial aid you may qualify for. The only way to find out is to apply. The FAFSA doesn't look at a particular income scale, but takes many factors into consideration to determine how much financial need a student has.

You can learn more about the FAFSA and the expected family contribution (EFC) by watching a short video here.

financial aid news

Michigan volunteers to help students file for financial aid

Volunteers will help college-bound students fill out financial aid applications at spots across the state this Sunday. Click hereto continue reading the article.

important dates

College Goal Sunday

On February 9, 2014 financial aid advisors and other volunteers will be assisting families in filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at locations throughout Michigan. To find a location near you visit: This is a free event. Don't miss out!

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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