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WINTER SESSION

 

Use your winter break to earn credits during Winter Session.

Winter Session is Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, and includes online and hybrid courses. The last day to register is noon on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Earn credits during Winter Break

With Winter Session, you can take a class conveniently during the break. Go to your MyMSU account and choose Self-Service to register.

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How to Apply

Follow these steps to apply for admission.

View Courses

See a list of courses for the Winter Session. 99% of the courses are online.

Tuition & Fees

View winter tuition and fees.

FAQ

You will need to register using Self-Service via your MyMoreheadState account.

View Instructions for Registering for Courses

MSU does not send out paper bills. Billing is available as you register for classes online via Self-Service Student Finance. Winter session bills must be paid in full by the due dates for each Winter session to avoid cancellation of your class schedule. Please see the academic calendar for the due dates.

When students register for classes, they create a financial responsibility to Morehead State University. The total semester charges (tuition, housing, meal plans, books and fees) minus financial aid, scholarships, waivers, and third-party payments for each semester result in the amount due to the University.

If you do not register online through Self-Service, you MUST accept a Financial Responsibility Agreement via the Self-Service Student menu. Select "Student Financial Info" and "Financial Responsibility Agreement" to do so. View billing and payment info.

You will be billed separately for Winter Session and will be responsible for paying by the due dates for each session. Please see the academic calendar for the due dates.

Winter Session enrollment is combined with spring enrollment to determine federal financial aid eligibility; however, for billing purposes, winter and spring are separate terms. If you've already been awarded a full-time package based on your grade level and dependency status for the spring, adding winter registration will not increase your Pell or Direct Loan eligibility; however, there may be other financing options, such as an alternative loan or Parent Plus loan. For example, if you enroll in three credit hours for Winter and nine credit hours for Spring, you will be billed the per credit hour rate for each term. If you enroll in three credit hours for Winter and 12 credit hours for Spring, you will be billed the per credit hour rate for the three Winter hours, and you will be billed the full-time rate for the 12 credit hours you take during Spring.

You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible for federal aid. The Office of Financial Aid will automatically review your federal eligibility based on your combined winter and spring registration. Enrollment in both winter and spring term courses will initiate this review.

Your federal financial aid eligibility is based on your combined winter and spring registration. The Office of Financial Aid will adjust your cost of attendance (COA) for spring based on Winter Session registration. Any courses taken during Winter Session will be combined with spring registration to determine federal financial aid eligibility. For example: if a student is registered for 3 hours during Winter Session and 9 hours in the spring term, their spring eligibility will be based on 12 hours of enrollment.

Federal financial aid will not be awarded during Winter Session; instead, it will be combined with your spring award and disbursed according to the spring disbursement schedule.

NOTE: If you are planning to graduate after Winter Session, it is highly recommended that you contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if you are eligible for aid before the end of the fall semester.

View Winter Aid Info

Students who are currently working on a degree from MSU and plan to take 6 hours during the winter session will be required to contact and/or meet with financial aid before enrolling in the 6 hours.

Financial aid awards are based on combined winter and spring credit hours. Your financial aid award will be adjusted if your registration falls below full-time (12 credit hours - combined winter and spring registration) before the spring 100% drop/add period.

No, scholarships are not available for Winter Session credits.

Pell and CAP grant eligibility are based on the combined winter and spring registration. If you are already awarded a full-time spring Pell or CAP grant, adding winter registration will not increase your Pell or CAP grant award.

Because your loan eligibility is based upon your combined winter and spring terms registration, so your loans will disburse according to the spring disbursement schedule, provided that all financial aid requirements have been met.

Because your loan eligibility is based upon your combined registration of the winter and spring terms, your loans will disburse according to the spring disbursement schedule, provided that all financial aid requirements have been met.

The Office of Financial Aid will not automatically increase your PLUS Loan. Your current spring aid, including any PLUS Loans you are receiving, will apply towards your winter and spring charges. If your parent (or you, if you are a graduate student) would like to increase your PLUS Loan, you can email finaid@moreheadstate.edu, and information will be sent regarding the next steps to increase the PLUS loan.

You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) prior to receiving aid for any term. Since your federal financial aid eligibility is based on your combined winter and spring registration, there is no SAP review after the winter term. Your winter grades will not change your federal financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status for the spring semester. SAP will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester.

Yes. Tuition waivers for MSU regular full-time faculty and staff members and dependents may be used during Winter Session in accordance with UAR 327.06, excluding 800-level courses. A tuition waiver form approved by the employee's immediate supervisor and vice president must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than Dec. 1.

New students may be issued a student ID (EagleCard) as long as they register for classes. Visit the EagleCard office located at 127 ADUC (for new IDs, be sure to bring a valid photo ID). For more information, visit the EagleCard Office.

During Winter Session, you may contact the following University offices via email:

How can I get help with Blackboard?

If you need help using Blackboard or are experiencing a problem, email us at blackboard@moreheadstate.edu.
 

Why don't I see my course on Blackboard?

Blackboard courses are typically unavailable to students until the first day of the semester. If the semester has officially begun, and you don't see your course in Blackboard, email us at blackboard@moreheadstate.edu.
 

Why can't I log into Blackboard?

Before accessing any online system at Morehead State University, you must first activate your account. Activate your account and set your password. If you can access other systems and not Blackboard, email us at blackboard@moreheadstate.edu.
 

Are there any Blackboard tutorials for students?

Yes! Blackboard has created a page with many videos on how to use Blackboard tools. Visit the Blackboard tutorials page.
 

How can I contact my instructor on Blackboard?

Your instructor may have a preferred method of contact in the course syllabus. Check there first before trying to reach them. If you would like to send them an email from Blackboard, you can click the "Tools" button on the course menu and then select "Send Email."
 

Can I use a mobile device instead of a computer with Blackboard?

We recommend using a PC or Mac computer for all class activities.
 

What should I do if I encounter a problem during a Blackboard test?

You should contact your instructor to let them know if you encounter a problem during a Blackboard test. Each instructor has different policies regarding test resets and attempts. If you regularly experience problems taking Blackboard tests, email us at blackboard@moreheadstate.edu for suggestions.
 

Is there a certain computer/browser that works best for Blackboard?

Blackboard works with most operating systems and browsers, though many students prefer using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, as these browsers give the most trouble-free experience.

Contact Academic Affairs

Dr. Tony Norman, Provost & Vice President

205 Howell-McDowell Admin. Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: adnorman@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2002