Financial Aid Information

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 Federal Pell Grants
  • 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 $500 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