A video overview

Please take a moment to watch this video which covers a number of topics related to refunds.

How will I receive my refund?

Refunds are made by direct deposit or by a check mailed to your local address to students who are registered and whose financial aid exceeds their MSU charges.

How do I sign up for direct deposit?

The fastest way is through StuInfo. For more information, visit the Controller's Office website.

When will I receive my refund?

Refunds are distributed by the Student Accounts division of the Controller's Office beginning ten days prior to the start of a semester (or for summer session, ten days prior to YOUR first class day). Refer to the MSU academic calendar or the class schedule to look up the first day of class for each semester or summer subterm.

How can I check my refund status?

You may check your refund status in StuInfo:

  1. Click on the Student Accounts menu at the top of the page.
  2. Click Refund status under the Refunds of excess funds header.

While there, you should also check your financial aid status (via the "Financial aid (check your aid)" link) to be sure that you've taken all necessary steps for your aid to be disbursed.