Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2020-21

  • Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 FAFSA Processing is scheduled to begin on/around mid-November, 2019 and Awarding around mid-February, 2020.

  • Your financial aid eligibility for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 and/or Summer 2021 will be determined based on the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available on-line NOW using your FSA ID at

  • You and/or your spouse OR you and/or your parent's 2018 income tax information be will needed to complete the FAFSA. Additionally, you MAY still be required to submit other documentation, such as tax information, verification worksheet, etc.., upon receipt of the 2020-21 FAFSA results.

  • Please read this IMPORTANT information regarding FAFSA verification standards and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).

  • And, submit the Additional Benefits/Expenses form to advise the MSU Financial Aid Office of any scholarships/benefits you may receive AND/OR child care expenses you may incur in 2020-21 as this information will be taken into account at the time we are processing your financial aid award(s); adjustments WILL BE MADE to your award(s), if necessary, if the Financial Aid Office is made aware of any scholarship(s) or additional benefits you will receive AFTER your award(s) are determined and/or disbursed.

  • Also, you can choose to submit the Release of Information form if you want the MSU Financial Aid Office to discuss and/or release written information to your parent(s), organizations(s), etc...regarding your financial aid.

  • And, review the current Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) rules so you are aware of how your academic performance plays a major role in retaining your financial aid awards; always be aware of your current financial aid standing!

  • If you prefer to have financial aid notifications, such as award notices, sent to you via PAPER delivery, in lieu of electronic means such as emails,  please click here to OPT-OUT of electronic delivery of your financial aid notifications.