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Financial Aid Office


How to Accept/Decline Your Financial Aid

If you wish to reduce or decline any of the financial aid offered, you have the option of doing so online.  Keep in mind there are limits for the total amount of loan funds you can borrow as an undergraduate and graduate student.  For more information on these limits, visit

Where on Campus Connection do I accept /decline awards?

 Federal Direct Loans

If you are accepting a Federal Direct Loan for the first time (and you will be enrolled in at least six credits), complete these steps in order for us to process your federal loans.

Federal Perkins/Nursing Loans

If you are borrowing your first Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Nursing Loan at MSU (and you are enrolled in at least six credits) you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).  Nursing loan borrowers are also required to complete an annual Private Education Loan Self Certification form.  These forms will be mailed or emailed to you.

Borrowers of Federal Perkins and Nursing Loans are required to complete loan entrance counseling each year.  This requirement can be completed at