Applying for Summer
General information about summer sessions can be found at MSU's Summer Study website.
Summer aid eligibility
Students must be admitted to MSU in a degree or certificate program. Students admitted as "Lifelong" are not eligible for financial 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 2013, you must file the 2012-13 FAFSA by June 30, 2013.
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:
- Login to StuInfo.
- Choose Financial Aid (check your aid) from the Quick Links menu.
- Click the correct aid year button (for Summer 2013, the aid year is 2012-2013).
- You'll find the summer application link in the status page section titled Action Items.
You can use StuInfo to track your summer aid processing. We will also send you an e-mail notice once we have processed your aid.
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 8 credits of tuition and fees for undergraduates, or 5 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 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 enrollment.
Students should finalize their schedules before their first day of class. Dropping courses after starting a course may result in a financial aid bill.