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Financial Aid Office

Undergraduate Award Programs

 Transfer Student Scholar Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are transferring a minimum of 24 but no more than 70 credits are eligible to apply.
  • US and Canadian Citizen
  • MSU Scholarship Application required for admitted students

Terms and Conditions:

  • The award is divided between fall and spring semesters.
  • Enrollment in 12 or more credits of on campus courses for fall and spring semesters.
  • Earn a fall semester GPA of 2.25 or greater.
  • The award is one-time, non-renewable.
  • Students who withdraw forfeit their award.
  • If all or a portion of your tuition is paid by a 3rd party agency, this award may be reduced or canceled.
  • The award is non-refundable.
  • A student may receive only one academic tuition waiver award per year.  Students eligible for more than one award will receive the greater of the academic awards being offered.
  • The maximum amount a student can receive from institutional funds cannot exceed the tuition, fees and books, and room and board (if living on campus).  Institutional funds include any award program and endowed scholarships.

Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver

The Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver promotes diversity on campus through assistance to historically under-represented individuals and economically disadvantaged students. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate new freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.25 or greater and transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or greater and pursuing a first bachelor's degree.  Eligibility will be based on the ethnicity as listed on the MSU Admission Application.
  • US Citizen
  • MSU Scholarship Application required for admitted students

Renewal Criteria:

  • Enrollment in 12 or more credits for fall and spring semesters.
  • Receive a passing grade in 24 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Earn a 2.25 or greater semester GPA and 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The award applies only to the tuition charged for on-campus and off-campus face-to-face courses.
  • Students who withdraw forfeit their award.
  • If all or a portion of your tuition is paid by a 3rd party agency, this award may be reduced or canceled.
  • The award is non-refundable.
  • Available to US residents only.
    •  ND residents - 50% tuition waiver
    •  Contiguous residents - 25% tuition waiver
      • Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota
    •  WUE residents - 10% tuition waiver
      • Alaska. Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
    •  Non-resident - 10% tuition waiver
  • A student may receive only one academic tuition waiver award per year.  Students eligible for more than one award will receive the greater of the academic awards being offered.
  • The maximum amount a student can receive from institutional funds cannot exceed the tuition, fees and books, and room and board (if living on campus).  Institutional funds include any award program and endowed scholarships

All awards are subject to change by institutional or state board policy.