Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,192
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,803
$30k - $48k
$14,613
$48k - $75k
$18,420
$75k - $110k
$19,424
$110k+
$19,415
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,650
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,250
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,815
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]ate.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,003
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,663
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,350
Students receiving state aid
36%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,795
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,663
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$66,724,378
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$23,056,689

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,916
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,663
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,980
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,653
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Even after you are accepted, each department offers scholarships that you might be eligible for. So if you do not get a full academic or athletic scholarship, keep yourself updated with your department because they usually receive sponsorship and funding as well.
Nija from Greenwood, MS
It is worth every penny to go to MSU. I believe that anyone could love it here, and it is very affordable.
Marco from Mississippi State, MS
Tuition is a little steep for those out of state residents coming to this public university. I wish the cost were a lot less and did not include an out-of-state additional charge.
Tyler from Atlanta, GA
MSU is one of the cheapest colleges in the nations, even if a student comes from out of state or is a non-resident. You receive great information compared to other colleges and you pay less tuition compared to other colleges.
Janeth from Starkville, MS
The facilities here are great! We have a huge gym that has so many activities all the time. There are free classes and some things you pay a small amount to do extra. They go climbing, hiking, white-water rafting, etc. You get this whole place FREE because you're a student. So take advantage of it! It deserves to be utilized!
The food here ain't so bad either. You have tons of places to choose from. There's the main cafeteria, which serves tons of different food every day. Then you have the Union, which has 5 or 6 different choices, along with a mini-market store. There are also several places around campus to eat.
State also has so many options for financial help. There are tons of scholarships; most aren't where most people look. Just apply early and every year. There are loans and grants available, too. Don't miss-out!
Emily from Cordova, TN
All of the public universities around this area are about the same price, but i definitely think im getting my money's worth here.
Amber from MS
If you do your work and stay on your path MSU loves to reward you for your hard work. There are so many scholarship options to help pay your tuition, and job opportunities to help you earn a little spending money.
Melody