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Michigan State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,516 tuition
$10,322 on campus room & board*
$1,108 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$49,320 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,890 tuition
$10,322 on campus room & board*
$1,108 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

$9,892 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,907 avg)
13% get state aid ($759 avg)
46% get institn'l aid ($9,892 avg)
41% get loans ($6,993 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 $11,437 51%
Federal Grant Aid $4,907 23%
Pell Grants $4,595 23%
Other Federal Grants $714 12%
Institution Grant Aid $9,892 46%
State Grant Aid $759 13%
Student Loans $6,993 41%
Federal Loans $5,294 43%
Other Loans $15,568 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
  • 4
  • Sparty animal from IL
  • I am a current student here

    Got a scholarship, so cost is reduced. For me it is a great value. For OOS, without aid it is pretty costly.

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  • Monai from Inkster, MI
  • 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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