Scholarship Resource Guide

The FIRST step to most scholarships is completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!

Beginning October 1, 2016, families will use prior year tax information to complete to forms.

The MSU Office of Financial Aid will begin preparing 2017-2018 packages in December 2016, and the priority deadline for all  Michigan institutions remains March 1, 2017.

Early completion is an advantage to you!


  • The 2016-2017 FAFSA required 2015 Tax Data
  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA will also require 2015 Tax Data
  • The 2018-2019 FAFSA will require 2016 Tax Data

*FAFSA Website:

Complete your FAFSA online today! Curious about what is asked on the 2017-2018 FAFSA?

Link to the PDF form: 2017-18 FAFSA PDF

Link to the Complete Instruction Guide:    2017-18 Completing the FAFSA

The MSU TRIO SSS Program now has an extensive resource for scholarships. From every field to every major, there is a scholarship available! Most scholarships are renewable and can be used for tuition, room & board, or other educational expenses. Click the link below to peruse through the multitude of scholarships available:

TRIO SSS Scholarship Resource Guide 2016-17

Click to here TRIO Senior Karla Nava-Lopez share about the Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Other Useful Resources:

*MSU Office of Financial Aid Scholarships & Grants

*Scholly Scholarship App