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New to MSU

Moving to a new city or country can be overwhelming. This information can help you to adjust to life in East Lansing. 

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Important things to consider and do before and soon after you arrive in East Lansing.


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It is important to search for housing before you arrive in East Lansing. There are many things to consider and tools to use to help you find your new home. 

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In the United States, an individual’s credit score is a number representing the credit worthiness of an individual or the probability that person will pay back their debts. Having a credit score makes it possible for you to buy a car or house and open a credit card account, without additional fees. It takes time to build a credit score in the U.S. Here are some tips on how to build a good credit score.