Student/Student Org/Academic & Research Support

MSU Graduate School

Funding Resources at the Graduate School and Financial Aid

Institutionally limited funding programs and fellowships are available for graduate students and are managed by the Graduate School.  Please contact them directly for more information: 517-353-3220 or visit

COGS also offers conference and professional development awards, as well as GSO Event Funding.  Please visit for more information.

Office of Financial Aid – Graduate Student Aid:

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Spartan Life provides valuable information for your engagement at Michigan State University (MSU). The handbook outlining student rights and responsibilities acts as your guide to campus life and compiles much of the essential information you need to optimize your Spartan experience.

This link provides comprehensive links for all students –

Below are direct links for:

Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities

Medical Student Rights and Responsibilities

Law Student Rights and Responsibilities

Emergency Fellowship Funding for graduate/professional students is offered through The Graduate School.  Visit:

Financial Aid Contacts for Graduate Students

Financial Aid Email Addresses

Attention Graduate Students: Office of Financial Aid has a new office email address for graduate students This graduate email was created specifically for graduate/doctoral students in non-law and non-medical programs.

Information specific for Graduate Students:

Information specific for Teaching Internships:

Information specific for Executive MBA / Supply Chain Management:

Support Our Spartans (SOS) Emergency Funding:

There are times when emergencies and urgent demands arise that we aren’t financially prepared to take on. This happens more than you might think to students attending Michigan State, and the University is committed to removing such hardships whenever possible. The Support Our Spartans (SOS) Fund was created to assist students with basic needs like rent, removing food insecurity and other essential expenses during times of crisis.

Through the Support Our Spartans Student Emergency Needs Fund, the Division of Student Life & Engagement provides students with immediate financial support to cover educational costs and unanticipated expenses when hardships arise such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing.

SOS Fund Application

MSU Laptop Loan Program

The Laptop Loan Program is a pilot program that came out of a collaboration among the Provost’s Office, the Enhanced Digital Learning Initiative (EDLI), MSU IT, and the MSU Library. It is meant to support students experiencing a temporary need for a laptop.

For the program, students fill out the survey located on the Laptop Requirement website. They will then be contacted by a librarian about availability and day/time to pick up.

This effort is part of a broader strategy to broaden options to help students manage the increasing demands of digital education. For very temporary needs, students can potentially use the computer labs, or if students participate in a pathway program they can consult those advisors for potential assistance.  Currently the pilot has 10 laptops in circulation with an additional 10 able to be ordered based on demand.  At the end of the semester, the collaboration will review the data and evaluate next steps.

Please contact Stephen Thomas if you have questions.

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MSU Office of the Registrar: Online and Off-Campus Programs

Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan (USA) provides students with learning opportunities that extend beyond its East Lansing campus. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.

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MSU Distance Learning Services

MSU Library Distance Learning Services is designed to meet the research and information needs of student and faculty in off-campus or on-line courses, and faculty/staff in MSU off-campus units.

Distance Learning – 24/7 Support

Email Support:

Phone: 800-500-1554

The Graduate School

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, or CIRTL ( is a network of 21 universities across the United States advancing STEM undergraduate education by helping to prepare future STEM faculty in the use and assessment of evidence-based instruction.

MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT)

The MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. We collaborate on research projects and provide statistical support and services to MSU affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students, and off-campus clients.

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The Office of Research and Innovation supports MSU’s research and creative activity by administering research funding, ensuring research integrity for both faculty and students, providing grant support services, fostering collaboration, licensing university inventions, and overseeing regulatory compliance.

Remote & Hybrid Teaching and Learning Resources

Kaltura Media Space

MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various video and image media formats. Faculty, staff, and current students may upload media content. Once uploaded, MediaSpace will provide links and embed codes that you can use to share your media, or integrate into MSU D2L courses. This service is offered to the MSU community at no cost.

With MediaSpace, you can:

  • Upload and publish media
  • Comment on media
  • Create and share Channels and Playlists
  • Share Media
  • Browse or search Channels
  • Contribute to Channels
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As an internal design consultancy for MSU, we help you identify, accelerate and create new ways to learn and grow. We provide a spectrum of support for faculty, staff, and students to conceptualize learning, teaching, and programmatic opportunities and develop solutions through our learning experience design, online program management, educator development, culture change, innovation workshop, and design sprint services. Let’s talk about your goals and ideas and see how we might best meet your needs.

The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development (formerly the Academic Advancement Network) works with all faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators at Michigan State University as they join the university, establish professional trajectories, and move through various stages of review, promotion, and growth.

digital news access

Through MSU Libraries, all MSU students are able to access digital newspaper content, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and more. There are two databases that post the newspapers daily: Factiva and U.S. Newsstream through Proquest. You can also view the historical issues in a few different archives:

MSU Digital Scholarship Lab

MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab is a partnership between MSU Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters. Located on the second floor of the Main Library, the lab is a space for exploring technology, collaboration, and its intersection with our research and teaching at Michigan State University. Faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines are welcome in the lab to take advantage of the technology, the co-working spaces, and the extended hours.

MSU Library Hollander MakeCentral Service Desk

Print, Plot, & Scan – a full range of printing services at the MSU Library.

Data Request

Need to  reach MSU Students/faculty/staff for a research project or survey?  A Data Request through the Office of the Registrar can help reach your audience.  Email; Phone 517-355-3300

Our normal hours of operation are 8:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Find out about MSU Registered Student Organizations (including those that are graduate or professional student-centered). Are you part of a grad student organization? Involve@state includes numerous resources for your organization. Check it out!

Resources for Registered Student Organizations
This resource website is to help you, the student leaders navigate process, procedures, information and share best practices to help you be successful!
For further assistance please reach out to the RSO Team at