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Michigan State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,626 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,516 tuition
$10,026 on campus room & board*
$1,084 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$49,000 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,890 tuition
$10,026 on campus room & board*
$1,084 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

*Double Room/Silver Meal Plan

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,585 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($4,937 avg)
15% get state aid ($736 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($9,585 avg)
43% get loans ($7,075 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.22% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.72% 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 $11,111 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,937 22%
Pell Grants $4,584 21%
Other Federal Grants $784 11%
Institution Grant Aid $9,585 45%
State Grant Aid $736 15%
Student Loans $7,075 43%
Federal Loans $5,596 42%
Other Loans $15,186 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Monai from Inkster, MI
  • Jun-30-2017 I am a current student here

    There are always public figures that are willing to support our campus and even swing by! Within this year we have had guest appearances from pop idol Cher, political figure and activist Bernie Sanders, and if you're lucky, you might catch out mascot Sparty hanging around.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from La Salle, MI
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    MSU is a top rated school and comes with a top rated tuition cost, but I can promise you that you won't regret it. The campus is beautiful and well maintained from the landscaping to the sidewalks to the actual roads. The lecture halls are constantly being updated and improved,and although there will always be professors that you don't get along with, MSU has some amazing teachers on staff. The meal plan and dorm room expenses are ridiculous, but the food is decent and the buildings are sound.

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  • 4
  • Sarah
  • Dec-09-2016 I am a current student here

    Tuition is expensive as it is at most universities but it is well worth it. At MSU you will receive a fantastic education and also have access to many different resources. There are many programs, activities and opportunities available to you that make it a great bang for the buck.

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  • 4
  • Chris from Saint Johns, MI
  • Jan-08-2016 I am a current student here

    Every college is expensive, but you really do get your money's worth at MSU. It always comes back to how much you put in.

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