Richard L. Shipman, Director
The core mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to assist Michigan State University students fund their educational costs through federal, state, private, and institutional financial assistance that includes grants, scholarships, work programs, and loans. Approximately 65% of all MSU students receive some form of financial aid through this office.
Most funding 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.gov.
Staff members advise students via individual meetings, phone calls, and email 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-517-353-5940.