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Financial Aid

The authentic MSU experience is invaluable, but it is also a point of pride for MSU to make this experience affordable. At MSU 94 percent of our undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid. Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your results sent to MSU (FAFSA Code: 001976). These results will help us determine whether you qualify for need-based financial aid, which includes grants, loans and federal student employment/work study.

Applying for financial aid can be confusing. That’s why we have helpful financial aid counselors available to make this process as stress-free as possible. Make an appointment to meet with an MSU financial aid counselor to review your options. Financial aid helps students and families meet educational expenses that cannot be met through their own resources. It can be either need-based or non-need-based. The results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with the cost-of-education determines whether or not a student has financial need.

Federal Student Aid app logoStudents and parents can complete FAFSA using the myStudentAid app. Look for the "myFAFSA" component to complete your FAFSA.


MSU is moving in parallel with public health recommendations as quickly as we are able in support of the Commonwealth's overall efforts to mitigate the risk and spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Office of Financial Aid is open to walk-in traffic and in-person appointments. We are asking students to comply with university policies by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. Students may also contact our office by email at or by phone at 606-783-2011.

Important Dates

  • Oct. 1 - Complete your FAFSA to apply for financial aid


When it comes to finding scholarships, we keep the process simple - your application to attend is all we need. We use your application to research and award you additional financial support. Our merit-based scholarships program encourages some of the best and brightest students to become Eagles. Last year, we awarded nearly $18,000,000 to our students in scholarships and grants through institutional aid and the MSU Foundation.

Types of Aid

Grants, loans, scholarships and student employment are all ways that help you afford college. We can help you understand what each type is and how to apply.

Military Connected Funding

Financial aid is available for veterans and military families. MSU can help you determine what aid you qualify for and how to apply.