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Office of Financial Aid

Richard L. Shipman, Executive Director

The core mission of the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is to assist Michigan State University students in funding their educational costs through federal, state, private, and institutional financial assistance that includes grants, scholarships, fellowships, work programs, and loans.  Approximately 68% of all MSU students receive some form of financial aid.

Approximately one-half of all financial aid is awarded based upon financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is completed annually by students and parents online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

OFA staff members advise students through individual meetings, phone calls, and e-mail regarding both short-and long-term financial assistance.  Additionally, they provide general college financing information for students, parents, faculty, staff, high school counselors, and prospective students through a variety of workshops, presentations, and events.

For information on available aid and the application process, visit the Office of Financial Aid Web site at www.finaid.msu.edu, e-mail finaid@msu.edu, or call 1-517-353-5940. Dedicated access email addresses and phone lines are available for graduate and professional students and can be found on the OFA website.