Applying for Summer

General information about summer sessions can be found on MSU's Summer Study website.

Summer aid eligibility

Students must be admitted into an aid eligible program to receive summer aid.

When to apply

In order to receive first priority consideration, you should request summer aid before March 1st.

You must also file the FAFSA for the appropriate aid year. At MSU, summer is considered the "trailer" of the year (fall, spring and then summer make up the aid year). In order to receive financial aid for Summer 2017, you must file the 2016-17 FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

How to apply

You must complete a summer aid application even if you indicated on the FAFSA that you plan to attend during the summer. To request aid for the summer session:

  1. Login to StuInfo.
  2. Choose Financial Aid (check your aid) from the Quick Links menu.
  3. Click the correct aid year button (for Summer 2017, the aid year is 2016-2017).
  4. Click the Apply for Summer Aid button underneath your financial aid "to-do" list on the Overview page.

You may return to this page later to track the status of your application. We will also send you an email notice once we have processed your summer aid.

Summer aid and study abroad

If you are planning to study abroad during the summer, please do not request summer financial aid through StuInfo. You will need to check a box on your study abroad application requesting financial aid and that will notify us to process your aid for Summer 2017.

Summer financial aid budget

Your summer aid is designed to meet the average financial aid budget for students of your grade level and residency. The costs covered include 7 credits of tuition and fees for undergraduates, or 6 credits for graduate students. All budgets assume enrollments from May through August.

While the budget is based on average expenses, your actual costs will differ depending upon your specific enrollment choices.

Summer disbursement

Summer enrollment periods vary throughout the session, since a course may last a few days or the entire summer. Summer aid disbursement cannot occur until 10 days prior to your first day of summer classes.

Students should finalize their schedules before their first day of class. Dropping courses after starting a course may result in a financial aid bill. For more information on the financial aid repercussions of dropping summer courses, please watch the video below.