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East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price
$28,478
In State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$14,460
Books and Supplies$1,084
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,026
Other Expenses Budget$2,908
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$53,424
Out of State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$39,406
Books and Supplies$1,084
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,026
Other Expenses Budget$2,908

Residents of Michigan pay an annual total price of $28,478 to attend Michigan State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,460 for tuition, $10,026 room and board, $1,084 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $53,424 which is 87.6% higher than Michigan residents. The tuition charge is $39,406 while room and board is $10,026, books and supplies are $1,084 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Michigan State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$16,684
Net Price by Income Michigan State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,058
$30,001 to $48,000$13,116
$48,001 to $75,000$19,564
$75,001 to $110,000$24,075
$110,000+$26,035

The average reported annual net price for Michigan State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,684 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Michigan State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $10,911 51%
Pell Grant $4,799 19%
Federal Student Loan $5,097 41%

The average reported annual net price for Michigan State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,684 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Michigan State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,464. The loan balance of $49,464 is a four year multiple of the $12,366 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $516 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $49,464
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $516.46
Total Interest Paid $12,511.27
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,975.27

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$113,912
Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $28,478 $53,424
2 $29,307 $54,980
3 $30,161 $56,581
4 $31,039 $58,229

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Michigan State University to be $113,912 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Michigan State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Michigan Residents $513 $1,539 $2,052
Out of State Residents $1,334 $4,002 $5,336

Estimated cost for a class at Michigan State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Michigan State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Michigan State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171100 IPEDS survey data for Michigan State University.