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MSU is upgrading! Throughout this academic year, MSU will be phasing in functionality for students and staff in the Student Information System (SIS) at student.msu.edu.

As a student, what will this mean for you? 

Places where you complete some student activities will be shifting to the Student Information System (SIS).

On June 21, 2021, you will have access to additional functionality in SIS. Here’s a little more of what you can expect:

SIS is here!
  • Anticipated Financial Aid and Disbursement

    When tuition bills are available, you will begin to see your anticipated aid funds on that bill. Disbursement of funds will begin no sooner than 10 days before the start of the semester. Contact the Student Accounts Office for any questions regarding refunds.

  • Billing and Payment Portal

    A new payment and billing portal is being added to SIS! You can soon begin delegating guest access to the new payment portal. When fall 2021 bills become available in July, you and your guests will access the new payment portal via the Student Accounts tile on your SIS homepage. You will use the new payment portal to view and manage your bills and sign up for a payment plan or direct deposit. All balances will be paid in the new payment portal, but details from historical bills from summer 2021 and prior will still be viewed in StuInfo. 

  • Service Indicators

    Service indicators (holds) from StuInfo are now viewable in SIS. They will display on the My Tasks tile. 

As of June 2021, all newly issued student ID cards will include a Student ID rather than an APID. Students with a student ID card issued with an APID can convert their APID to a student ID number by simply replacing the “A” with a “1” (e.g., A23456789 -> 123456789). Students with ID cards still using an APID may be asked to provide a Student ID number, and your Student ID number will also display on the My Profile tile on your SIS homepage.


As a reminder, here’s what is currently available to students in SIS:

  • Academic Advising and Tutoring Appointments for Undergraduate and Osteopathic Medicine Students

    You can make appointments with your advisor and/or tutor in SIS at student.msu.edu. After logging in, navigate to the Academic Progress tile and select Advising/Tutoring Appointments from the left navigation to start setting up a new appointment.

  • Academic Progress

    Academic Progress tile

    Under the Academic Progress tile, you can monitor progress on degree requirements, and undergraduate students can work with advisors to run an Academic Requirement Report, or what they may refer to as a Degree Audit. This report will help you understand your progress toward degree and make your time with an advisor productive.

  • Academic Records

    Academic Records tile

    At the start of spring semester 2021, some academic record information was moved to the Academic Records tile in SIS. The system displays a quick glance of degree progress, course history, transfer credit and grades. StuInfo will continue to include this same information, but it will eventually be phased out from StuInfo and be accessible only in SIS. This transition away from StuInfo is not beginning until later in 2021.

  • Class Search (Shopping Cart and Planner)

    Class Search Tile

    The new Class Search is available at a publicly accessible website (student.msu.edu/search). While logged into SIS, you can prepare for enrollment by adding classes from Class Search to your Shopping Cart. You can also use the Planner tool to produce a multi-year course plan based on your degree requirements.

  • Electronic Consent and Statement of Financial Responsibility

    In order to conduct student business online, you are required to complete an electronic consent form as well as review and accept a statement of financial responsibility.

    The first time you log into SIS at student.msu.edu, you will be prompted to complete these tasks. You’ll also be asked to set additional system preferences.

  • Financial Aid Documents and New Admit Packages

    In November 2020, the Office of Financial Aid began preparing packages for newly admitted students for fall 2021. As of Dec. 14, 2020, newly admitted students began accessing the financial aid portal to view and manage their financial aid packages whereas current students were granted access to FAFSA data, submit documents, or complete other requirements to prepare for packaging in spring 2021.

  • Financial Aid Packaging

    Students will use the financial aid portal in SIS to view and manage financial aid packages. To access your financial aid information, visit student.msu.edu and click on the “Financial Aid” tile.

  • GradPlan (graduate students)

    GradPlan tile

    Graduate students began accessing an all new GradPlan in SIS in January 2021. The current GradPlan is limited to doctoral students, so in January, master’s students began tracking their degree requirements digitally. Students expected to graduate fall 2021 or after will begin to utilize the new platform. If you’re unsure about whether you’ll need to use GradPlan based on your degree progress, please contact your graduate advisor.