August 17, 2015

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The last weeks of August and first few weeks of September are the peak time of year for the Office of Financial Aid as we work to get everyone settled in for fall semester. We thank you for your patience during this busy season!


8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study

If you’re looking for another way to pay for college, Federal Work-Study may be a great option for you. Work-study is a way for students to earn money to pay for school through part-time on (and sometimes off) campus jobs. Work-study gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. Read more here.

7 Options to Consider if You Didn't Receive Enough Financial Aid

The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) and receiving federal, state, and institutional financial aid resources. If you find yourself in this position, here are some ideas to consider to help fill the gap between what your financial aid covers and what you owe the institution. Read more here .

Off to College Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your first year at college. These are just suggestions; you should adapt this list to suit your own situation.

important dates

Week of August 24th - Refunds will be directly deposited or mailed. We recommend setting up direct deposit in StuInfo
August 29-30 - New Freshman and Transfer students can move into residence halls (depending on orientation date)
August 31
 - Returning students can move into residence halls
September 2 - Fall classes begin

*Correction to previous newsletter: Late Fees for failing to confirm attendance and enrolling late are $25 to $50.

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 4:45pm
9:00am to 4:45pm

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