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Michigan State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,174 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,622 tuition
$8,526 on campus room & board*
$1,026 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$42,132 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$32,580 tuition
$8,526 on campus room & board*
$1,026 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Double Room/Silver Meal Plan

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,572 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($8,621 avg)
15% get state aid ($655 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($4,572 avg)
47% get loans ($6,555 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.25% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.13% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,427 46%
Federal Grant Aid $8,621 26%
Pell Grants $4,315 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,115 11%
Institution Grant Aid $4,572 41%
State Grant Aid $655 15%
Student Loans $6,555 47%
Federal Loans $5,521 47%
Other Loans $13,036 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
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Does Michigan State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
426 Auditorium Road, Room 250
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-8332
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $440
Out of State $1,103


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Madison from Bad Axe, MI
  • Jul-15-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Going to a Division-1 school certainly has its perks. For example, sports. The athletes are skilled, the games are televised, and the stadium is ginormous. Any sports fan would fall in love with Midnight Madness which happens during basketball season.

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  • 4
  • Benjamin from Grand Rapids, MI
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    College is expensive. That's it. Your education is largely dependent on the work you put into it and direction you. Beyond that, this is a great school, with great opportunities and great people making it work.

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  • 3
  • Kelsey from Pinckney, MI
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    It's expensive. The worst part is paying for on campus dining when you live in the dorms. Also the dorms are pretty expensive too but it's nice being so close to campus.

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