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At MSU, nearly 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. 

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.




Frequently Asked Questions

A limited number of on-campus jobs are available - called "work-study" positions. A workstudy may be part your federal financial aid and some are institutional (paid by MSU, not need-based). Go to to set-up an Eagle CareerNet account. Available jobs are posted throughout the year.  

During this time any outside scholarship checks should be mailed to the Financial Aid Office. Once the check is received and put on your account you will receive an email notification explaining the check has been received and what semester it was applied to. Please notify the Financial Aid office of any outside scholarships you may be receiving. You can do this from you’re MyMoreheadState account by following the steps below: 

From your MyMoreheadState account you can report outside scholarships by clicking on: 

  • Financial Aid 
  • Frome the drop-down click on “Report/View Scholarship Awards” 
  • Click on “Add an Award” 
  • Fill out the following: 
    • Award (name of scholarship) 
    • Type (leave this as scholarship) 
    • Funding Source (company name where the scholarship is coming from) 
    • Award Amount (This amount will be based on the year so it will be split between the fall and spring.) 
You may accept or decline your student loans on your MyMoreheadState account. Go to “Self-Service,” then click on “Financial Aid,” in the left top corner, click on the “Financial Aid” link, then click on “My Awards” and make sure you select academic year, then click on Accept/Decline to finalize your loan decision.
You may qualify for the Governor’s Scholar Award which is an $8,000 per year award if you completed the Governor’s Scholar Program and meet the following qualifications: Applicants must have at least a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 25 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Given the situation with COVID-19, we’re going to consider late applicants for scholarship opportunities.
Foundation scholarships vary in awarding time. Deadlines for some scholarships are March 15 and others are June 15; some have been extended due to the COVID-19 situation. Once the deadline has passed, the scholarship committee will notify the Office of Financial Aid of the recipient. Once awarded an email notification will be sent to you explaining the scholarship and if any requirements are expected to keep your award.
As soon as awards are made scholarship, letters are being sent out. It could take up to 7-10 business days if the letter was sent by mail. You would also receive an award notification to your MSU email from the Office of Financial Aid letting you know you have awards to view.
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