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Michigan State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,762 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,862 tuition
$8,856 on campus room & board*
$1,044 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$43,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,750 tuition
$8,856 on campus room & board*
$1,044 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

*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 ($677 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($4,572 avg)
43% get loans ($6,949 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.05% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.18% 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 $9,553 43%
Federal Grant Aid $8,621 26%
Pell Grants $4,299 21%
Other Federal Grants $836 10%
Institution Grant Aid $4,572 39%
State Grant Aid $677 15%
Student Loans $6,949 43%
Federal Loans $5,548 43%
Other Loans $14,322 5%

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 $453
Out of State $1,143


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Megan from Muskegon, MI
  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Absolutely! MSU offers so much to it's students. There is always something to do, whether that be a fitness class or sporting event or club meeting to attend! East Lansing is a place greatly missed by alumni and for good reason! Go Green!

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  • 5
  • Nicholas from Traverse City, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    For in state students this is a great option. It's marginally cheaper than U of M but still more expensive than smaller schools like GVSU. For a good college experience, this is really the best option in Michigan.

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  • 5
  • Ann from Carol Stream, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a past student here

    It's expensive, especially if you're out of state. However, you're being taught by great professors, and you're living on the most beautiful campus! There are a lot of scholarship opportunities, both locally and through MSU; make sure to apply for as many as you can! There's a boatload of opportunities at MSU, and I believe it's well worth the money you pay!

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