Steps to Apply


1

Create an FSA ID

The FSA ID is a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA electronically. Parent (if dependent student) and Student must both create an FSA ID.

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Complete and e-sign the FAFSA on the Web

List MSU as a college to release information to.

School Code: 002423

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3

Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office

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Apply for Admission

Entering students must complete the MSU Admission Application process before eligibility for financial aid can be determined http://apply.msstate.edu/

 

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Check your myState often and Accept your Financial Aid awards as soon as they are offered.

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Complete all loan-related requirements

If you have loans complete all loan-related requirements, such as Entrance Loan Counseling and MPN at www.studentloans.gov

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Refund Options

If aid exceeds account charges there are two refund options available:

  • E-Refund (direct deposit) to student's checking or savings
  • Paper check - processed weekly and mailed to home address on file

https://www.controller.msstate.edu/accountservices/refunds/

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State Aid (for Mississippi Residents only)

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Alternative/Private Loans

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Summer Aid

  • Aid year runs Fall, Spring, & Summer
  • Summer is a separate term and is a trailer (end of Financial Aid award year). A Summer Request Form must be completed through myState for students needing aid for any Summer Term.