The Office of Student Financial Aid receives quite a few questions regarding aid disbursements at the beginning of each year. Below are answers to a few of the more common questions. I need financial aid to help pay for school but haven’t submitted my FAFSA yet. Is it too late? No! you can still submit your FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year. Simply login to … [Read more...] about Financial Aid Highlights and Reminders – Answers to Common Questions
Hey! My name is Desmond and I am one of the graduate assistants within the Study Away Programs office. I completed three semesters abroad in Mexico and am now in my third year working for Study Away Programs which makes me qualified to talk to you about going abroad! To get the conversation rolling, we’re going to do a bit of role play. I’ll pretend that your child has decided … [Read more...] about The 411 of Study Away at Missouri State University – Part One
Hello Bear Families, With summer quickly approaching, now is the time for students to start thinking about summer session courses. Students have the option to either take summer courses online through Missouri State University or through another institution and transfer the credit back. When planning to take summer courses, it is important for students to work with their MSU … [Read more...] about Summer Courses and Transfer Credits – MSU Academic Advising and Transfer Center
My name is Rachel Reed, and I’m a junior studying wildlife biology. I’ve had three on-campus jobs like being a SOAR leader, I’ve served as a peer leader in GEP 101 and I am the former Student Activities Council live entertainment co-chair. Long story short, I love Missouri State, and I love being a part of it in any way. But during the fall of 2019, my mental health took a … [Read more...] about My journey with depression at Missouri State
FAFSA - the dreaded acronym that causes lots of stress for college students and their families. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be one of the most confusing parts of financial aid for a college student but it is very necessary! When my daughters were filling out the FAFSA, I would feel like pulling my hair out sometimes. But we made it through and you … [Read more...] about Ask Priscilla! My student and I are confused about the FAFSA. What do we need to know?