The COGS office is located in Room 316, Student Services Building. Our phone number is 353-9189, and we are accessible via e-mail at email@example.com. Our fax number is 432-0034. Please check the website or call for office hours as they vary from semester to semester.
COGS maintains a copier center next to its office. Open to all graduates of the MSU community, the COGS copy center features three high quality Xerox copiers for use at the lowest rates available. This center charges only $0.04 per 8 ½ x 11 copy. We also offer 8 ½ x 14 copies at $0.05 per page, 11 x 17 at $0.06 per copy, and color copies printed starting at $0.20 per page. Fax can be sent for $.25/fax. Cash or check only. The COGS copy center is able to provide any advanced features such as collating, reducing and enlarging, two-sided copying, and automatic sheet feed. The office staff is always available to assist you.
Student Legal Aid
COGS and ASMSU have joined together to provide a wide range
of legal services to MSU students. This service is free to all graduate
students. The plan enables students to consult a staff attorney on many
legal matters such as landlord/tenant problems, small claims, traffic
offenses, and minor criminal/civil matters. For more specialized needs,
students are refereed to other area attorneys.
The Students Defender Division of legal services provides students with advice concerning University regulations, judiciary programs, and any other type of paralegal help necessary to resolve intra-university problems. Students Legal Services is located in Room 329, Student Services Building. Due to the large number of phone calls and potential problems, no legal advice of any kind will be given over the phone. Call 353-3716 or stop by the office to make an appointment.
$300 Short Term Loans
ASMSU administers a $300 loan program for COGS. To obtain a loan, bring a valid MSU ID and a picture ID to 307 Student Services. The loan is interest-free for 8 weeks. Since the loan fund is a limited resource, money may not always be available. Loans are only available during the first 6 weeks of classes.
$500 Short Term Loans
The Office of Financial Aid administers a COGS-funded $500 loan program. Applications for the $500 loan are available in 252 Student Services, and take 2-3 business days to process. Make sure you write ³COGS LOAN² clearly at the top of the application form! This loan is interest-free for up to 60 days
We offer Conference grants (you can be awarded up to $300 for a Conference grant). Apply before the first Friday of classes of the semester in which the conference will take place. Awards are drawn by lottery.
City of East Lansing Parking Permits for sale!
The Council of Graduate Students has teamed up with the City of East Lansing to sell reduced cost graduate student permits in the Downtown East Lansing Division Street ramp (Lot 10 - Colorful Parking Garage at Division & Albert Streets). Permit holders can park in the designated permit area in the upper levels using an access card purchased at the COGS Office. Bring with you: vehicle registration, student ID, and tuition statement showing you have paid your current semesters COGS tax. Cost is $150 (check or money orders only) and are activated within minutes of purchase. Click here for more details.
ONLINE PAYMENT CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTED FOR PARKING RENEWALS ONLY
RENEWALS: You may pay using PayPal below and email your proof of registration showing the COGS tax to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Permit will not be reactivated until both payment and proof of registration are received.
***These services are not available if you have requested a COGS tax refund.***