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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable you to successfully complete a university education regardless of your financial background.

Our Financial Aid Team strives to keep students informed of current government regulations, to foster open communication between staff and students and maintain positive customer service.

We participate in a variety of aid programs to assist qualified students.

These funds – from private, institutional, state and federal sources – are coordinated to meet your individual financial need, performance ability and academic excellence.

Financial aid updates

FAFSA (FALL 2024 - SPRING 2025) 
  • Delayed due to major changes
  • Coming December 2023
  • Application opens October 1 
  • Scholarships available up to $5000!
  • One application, over 350 scholarships just for MSSU students.

New Application


Financial Aid Disbursement

Enrollment in late start courses may cause a delay in the disbursement of federal and state financial aid.

The Financial Aid Office must confirm attendance in late start courses prior to payment for those courses.

Enrollment in late start courses could also affect a student's enrollment status which has the potential to affect the disbursement of financial aid funds throughout the semester.

Aid that has disbursed will not be adjusted to allow for a late start class.

Upcoming Deadlines

Check your Lionet today to make sure you have no outstanding requirements!

Fall 2023 Semester

August 21 - Classes Begin
August 29 - Tuition is due
September 1 - Last Day for Full Refund (full-term classes)
September 4 – Labor Day Holiday – Classes Dismissed
September 8 – Financial Aid Refunds begin
September 13 - Withdrawal After This Date - No Refund
October 16-17 - Fall Break – Classes Dismissed
December 4 - Last Day for Withdrawals with a "W"
December 8 - Last Day of Classes
December 11-14 - Final Examinations
December 14 - End of Semester
December 16 - Commencement

Complete your FAFSA online at The priority deadline is February 1st!  

Computers and Assistance Available at 109 Hearnes Hall.

Submit Your Application between OCT. 1- DEC 15

  • Scholarships up to $6,000 available
  • ONE application, over 360 scholarships
  • Funds are provided by private donors that want to help MSSU students succeed!

To Qualify, You MUST:

  • Apply each year
  • Complete the FAFSA by Feb 1st
  • *International Students Must Provide a Copy of Their I-20
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA

We are always trying to make the financial aid process easier for you.

Contact the Department

Becca Diskin

Director of Financial Aid

Administrative Assistant