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Michigan State Tuition & Cost

East Lansing, Michigan

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,154
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Other Expenses Budget$3,094
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,154
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Other Expenses Budget$3,094

Residents of Michigan pay an annual total price of $29,230 to attend Michigan State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,460 for tuition, $10,522 room and board, $1,154 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $54,536 which is 86.6% higher than Michigan residents. The tuition charge is $39,766 while room and board is $10,522, books and supplies are $1,154 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Michigan State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,927
$30,001 to $48,000$15,170
$48,001 to $75,000$20,557
$75,001 to $110,000$25,297

The average reported annual net price for Michigan State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,655 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

67% of full-time undergrad Michigan State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,786 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 39% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,259 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,510.

Finanical Aid Michigan State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,786 67%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $11,079 51%
Pell Grants $5,152 22%
Other Federal Grants $1,735 22%
State and Local Grants $1,269 9%
Federal Student Loans $5,259 39%
Other Student Loans $18,510 8%

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 $472 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $49,464
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $471.94
Total Interest Paid $7,168.93
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,632.93

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $29,230 $54,536
2 $29,618 $55,260
3 $30,011 $55,993
4 $30,410 $56,737

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 $116,920 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.3% 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 $519 $1,557 $2,076
Out of State Residents $1,346 $4,038 $5,384

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.