Fill out the online FAFSA application. You should apply each year as soon as possible, after January 1st, for the upcoming school year.
Classified students with questions regarding financial aid should direct all financial aid questions to Dr. Paul McKinney.
MSU Student Financial Aid
Dr. Paul McKinney
Director, Financial Aid
P.O. Box 6035
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Make sure you return the signature page within 14 days or you will have to start the application process over.
You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of graduate courses during the semester you will be receiving financial aid.
What happens after your application is submitted?
Approximately 30% of all applications each year will be selected by the processor for a process of review called verification. If your application is selected, you will be notified and you must submit the following documents to the Department of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at MSU:
- Signed copy of your (and your spouse’s, if married) Federal Income Tax Return.
- Signed copy of your parents’ Federal Income Tax Return (if you were required to apply as a dependent student).
- Completed Federal Verification Worksheet.