Financial Aid Information

All students seeking financial assistance must complete the FAFSA form. The Financial Aid Office offers a variety of federal, state and institutional financial aid, including:

  • Grants, which includes a Federal Pell Grant
  • Scholarships
  • Work study (student employment opportunities)
  • Loans (low interest federal student loans; federal parent loans; and private, alternative loans)

For more information regarding financial aid visit the Financial Aid website.

Tips: Financial Aid may require recipients to enroll in at least 6 credit hours.  Full time students are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.

Direct Deposit - Ferris State University encourages students to enroll in direct deposit for balance refunds from financial aid to go into a checking or savings account. Direct deposit refunds are quicker—no waiting on checks mailed to your permanent address.  Students may also receive a $400 book advance before the semester begins (if eligible).

If you have financial aid questions you may contact Ferris' Financial Aid office at (231) 591-2110 or email at