The Council of Graduate Students has funding available to currently enrolled MSU graduate and professional students. All requests submitted past the deadline for applications will not be considered. Funding is not available if you’ve requested a refund of your COGS tax.

Other Funding Sources:

For additional funding resources available through The Graduate School, please visit their website:

Planning a study abroad experience? Be sure to connect with MSU Education Abroad and explore funding here:

Scholarships available through Student Life & Engagement (SLE):

(Limited) Rec. and Wellness Center Relief Fund set up by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (SLE), the Graduate School, and the Office for Research and Innovation (ORI):  APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED  *Administrators are processing the applications and hope to be in touch with applicants by end of February.

            More here:

For Emergency Situations:

The Graduate School – Emergency Fellowship Funding:

MSU Office of International Students and Scholars

MSU Office of Financial Aid – FAQ

MSU Office of Financial Aid – Loan information

MSU Support Our Spartans (SOS) Emergency Fund:   Application

More about the donor-supported SOS Emergency Fund and how to give: 

Always check with your department too to inquire about funds for academic-related expenses, including conference-related travel, or even emergency funds if you are experiencing an emergency hardship.  Many departments have their own emergency funds, or can help advise in emergency situations to support their students as well.

Another alternative to get you through a temporary rough spot are COGS Short Term Loans.