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Steps to accept or decline Stafford Loans

Steps to accept or decline Stafford Loans

Beginning with the Fall 2013, students must accept (or decline or reduce) their awards on Banner Self Service. 

  1. Log into Banner Self Service- Enter Secure Area
  2. Financial Aid tab
  3. Award link (on the left)
  4. Award/Display Accept link (on the left)
  5. Select Aid Year
  6. Follow these next steps in the order displayed below:
  7. General Information tab- review instructions
  8. Award Overview tab- review your awards, award instructions, housing status, cost of attendance, etc.
  9. Resources/Additional Information tab- Answer 'yes' if you will be graduating from college in the Fall, enter outside resources (Must answer and HIT SUBMIT) If you answer yes to graduating from college in the Fall semester- the process is stopped until the MSU Financial Aid Office can revise awards. Student will receive new email when new awards are ready to accept. If not graduating from college in the Fall semester- continue to next tab.
  10. Terms and Conditions tab- must read and hit ACCEPT
  11. Accept Award Offer tab- accept all as is, make a decision on each, accept partial amount (indicate annual amt), or decline
  12. Check for any additional Unsatisfied Requirements