Financial Aid

Midwestern State University is consistently recognized for our affordability. In fact, in 2019-20, approximately 77% of our students received $61 million in some form of financial aid assistance. Couple that with our affordable tuition and fees and you are one-step closer to completing your degree. Below are some resources to help you plan for your return to the classroom.


There are two sources of scholarships available to you:

  1. Transfer Scholarships

    If you are a first-time transfer student, you may be eligible for one of the following general academic scholarships:

    • Transfer Excellence :

      Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA from each institution previously attended, $2,000 per year

    • Transfer Achievement:

      Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from each institution previously attended, $1,500 per year

    • Phi Theta Kappa:

      Membership in PTK at previous institution, $1,200 per year

      Scholarship amounts are awarded based on full-time enrollment. For more detailed information, please visit our scholarships transfer page.

  2. Our Office of Donor Services and Scholarships offers multiple opportunities for student who apply for and meet scholarship criteria. Scholarship amounts will vary based on funding and availability. Learn more at


For more information about financial aid at MSU, please go to MSU's Financial Aid Checklist. Please take note of the following deadlines:

Summer April 15

Fall/Spring January 15*

Fall Only January 15*

Spring Only October 1

* Maximum consideration of grants and loans will be determined through March 1.

Transfer Students

If you will be attending both MSU and NCTC, we have a financial aid incentive just for you. A consortium agreement allows you to be registered at both institutions simultaneously while receiving financial aid at MSU based on the combined enrollment of both institutions. Learn more about MSU's Consortium Agreement.