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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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GradReady - a web-based modular financial literacy training program. GradReady is intended to help students make informed decisions about paying for college, manage their finances while enrolled, and successfully repay their student loans.




2017-2018 FAFSA Help Sessions (02.13.2017)

Fast FAFSA Help @ the Campus Hub is being provided by Student Financial Services

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Monday        February 27
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Tuesday        February 28
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Wednesday   March 1
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Thursday       March 2

Stop by the Campus Hub during these times for quick answers or in-depth assistance from a FAFSA expert. For in-depth assistance, bring completed 2015 federal income tax returns and W-2 forms, as well as your FSA ID. To apply for a FSA ID or request a duplicate FSA ID, go to

Apply online for 2017-2018 financial aid at Remember that priority deadline for MSU, Mankato is March 15, 2017.

For assistance at times other than those offered above, contact the Campus Hub.

Early FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will:
  1. Utilize 2015 federal tax information  
  2. Allow you to import 2015 tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  

What are the benefits of using the IRS DRT? 

  1. No need to locate your tax return and enter in all those numbers yourself
  2. May reduce the chance that the University will need additional information


  1. View the IRS DRT video tutorial
  2. Watch our Financial Aid TV playlist
  3. Contact us at the Campus Hub

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s school code is 002360

Spring Payment Dates (02.06.2017)

Monday, February 13, 2017, is the Spring Semester Due Date. All registered students should ensure that spring semester account balances are paid in full or covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan. Note that Monday, February 13, is also the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.
Monday, March 6, 2017 is the Spring Semester Past Due Date. Accounts with unpaid spring semester balances not covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan will be subject to Unpaid Balance hold and $50 late fee.

Set up Proxy Bill Pay through eServices

Students can assign proxy access to designated individuals to view University account information and make payments on the their behalf. A student who wishes to provide this access can do so by logging in to, selecting the Bills and Payment menu item, and clicking on the “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill” button on the Bills and Payment summary screen. The first time the student is required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. Once accepted, the name and e-mail address of the alternate payer may be provided. Clicking on the “Send or Renew Access Request” button will initiate an e-mail message sent to alternate payer with instructions to activate his/her access within five days. Proxy bill pay access remains active for six months; a student may revoke access at any time, as well as renew access after it expires or is revoked.

The proxy bill payer will have access to functions within the Bills and Payment section of eServices, which includes viewing the student’s class schedule through the Account Activity PDF form. The proxy bill payer will not be able to enroll in a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan, will not have access to other sections of eServices, nor can s/he designate anyone else to have proxy bill payer access.  Students may also designate more than one individual as assigned alternate bill payers with proxy access to their account. It is recommended that access is limited to family members such as a parent, spouse, or legal guardian. It should also be noted that providing access to alternate payers is not considered a guarantee of payment; the student retains sole responsibility for timely payment of all account charges.

Important Dates information related to student accounts

Direct deposit saves time, money

Payments to students for financial aid overages, student payroll earnings, and refunds are routinely posted to student-designated bank accounts through direct deposit. Students with a current direct deposit authorization benefit from safest, quickest and most convenient method of payment while assisting the University in its mission to provide excellent student service at the lowest possible cost.

Students set up their authorization to their bank account through the e-services Direct Deposit Setup function found under either the Financial Aid or the Student Employment menus. This setup screen can also be viewed to confirm the accuracy of bank account information for a current direct deposit authorization.