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Financial Aid Award Information

You have now been offered financial aid. These are your next steps in making sure that you are financially prepared to begin the semester at Ferris State University. 

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

___     Before you can take action on your award, you must obtain access to our Ferris communication portal,                        MyFSU. Please click here for instructions if you have not yet accessed MyFSU.

___     Review and Accept your financial aid award offer onlineClick here for instructions.

 If you are unsure about whether to accept student loans that have been offered to you, we encourage you to determine if you have other financial sources available to cover the Cost of Attendance as outlined on your award. If you are a dependent student, you should speak to your parents to see if they have identified sources of funding to cover your college expenses. Keep in mind that if you accept loans now, you can always change your mind at a later date. We are happy to cancel loans with a simple email request. There are no obligations. 

___     Be sure to check your Ferris email on  a regular basis. This is how we will communicate with you - even                        before you begin classes. You do not want to miss out on important notifications. 

___     Check for Missing Requirements. Be sure to check for Missing Requirements in the Financial Aid section of              MyFSU on a regular basis to prevent financial aid processing delays. Keep in mind that some requirements               may be added in the summer before you start school.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

  • Please click this link for an in-depth explanation about the various Types of Financial Aid you may see on your award. 
  • If the financial aid that you have been awarded is not sufficient to cover all of your estimated Cost of Attendance and you do not have other sources of funding to cover any gap, please visit our Need More Money webpage. 
  • If you have accepted a Direct subsidized and/or unsubsidized loan, you will need to complete two electronic processes to finalize your loan(s). Please visit our Loan Requirements webpage for more information. 
  • Please click this link if you would like to Schedule a Virtual Appointment with a financial aid advisor.  
  • Select this link to use our Net Price Calculator.
  • Select this link for Cost Saving Tips