2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit Hour
For academic year 2018-2019, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Michigan State University is $14,460 for Michigan residents and $39,766 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees at Michigan State University is $13,599 for Michigan residents and $39,510 for out-of-state students. The 2019 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -5.95% for Michigan residents and decreased by -0.64% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 2.78% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Michigan State University are little bit higher than the average amount ($11,650) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,688 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Tuition & Fees Michigan State University 2018-2019 Academic Year (Undergraduate)
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$15,375 $40,024$12,934
2018-2019$14,460$39,766$13,294
Change % 2018-2019-5.95%-0.64%2.78%
2019-2020$13,599$39,510$13,664
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $18,132 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $35,628 for academic year 2018-2019. The graduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees at Michigan State University is $18,856 for Michigan residents and $37,051 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 3.99% for Michigan residents and increased by 3.99% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Michigan State University are higher than the average amount ($13,305) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($27,464 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Tuition & Fees Michigan State University 2018-2019 Academic Year (Graduate)
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$17,436 $34,260$12,934
2018-2019$18,132$35,628$13,294
Change % 2018-20193.99%3.99%2.78%
2019-2020$18,856$37,051$13,664
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours.
Per Credit Hour Charge At Michigan State University (2018-2019)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2017-2018$513$1,334
2018-2019$482$1,325
2019-2020$453$1,316
Graduate2017-2018$727$1,428
2018-2019$756$1,485
2019-2020$786$1,544

MSU Tuition & College Costs for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition for future and perspective students for Michigan State University. For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year tuition is $58,158 for Michigan residents and $166,271 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Michigan State University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Michigan State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$14,492$14,524$14,555$14,587$58,158
Out-of-State$40,474$41,195$41,928$42,675$166,271
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$14,524$14,555$14,587$14,619$58,286
Out-of-State$41,195$41,928$42,675$43,434$169,231
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,555$14,587$14,619$14,652$58,414
Out-of-State$41,928$42,675$43,434$44,208$172,245
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,587$14,619$14,652$14,684$58,542
Out-of-State$42,675$43,434$44,208$44,995$175,311
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,619$14,652$14,684$14,716$58,671
Out-of-State$43,434$44,208$44,995$45,796$178,432
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Michigan State University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year COA is $120,720 for Michigan residents and $228,833 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Michigan State University.
4 years COA at Michigan State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$29,372$29,899$30,433$30,985$120,720
Out-of-State$55,355$56,570$57,816$59,092$228,833
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$29,899$30,443$30,995$31,565$122,934
Out-of-State$56,570$57,816$59,092$60,401$233,879
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$30,443$31,005$31,576$32,165$125,220
Out-of-State$57,816$59,092$60,401$61,742$239,051
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$31,005$31,586$32,175$32,784$127,582
Out-of-State$59,092$60,401$61,742$63,116$244,351
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$31,586$32,186$32,794$33,424$130,021
Out-of-State$60,401$61,742$63,116$64,525$249,783
Last year, 20,591 students ( 52.80% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $74,464 for Michigan residents and $182,577 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Michigan State University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Michigan State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$17,808$18,335$29,305$19,421$74,464
Out-of-State$43,791$45,006$46,252$47,528$182,577
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,335$18,879$29,857$20,001$76,678
Out-of-State$45,006$46,252$47,528$48,837$187,623
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,879$19,441$30,427$20,601$78,964
Out-of-State$46,252$47,528$48,837$50,178$192,795
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,441$20,022$31,016$21,220$81,326
Out-of-State$47,528$48,837$50,178$51,552$198,095
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,022$20,622$31,625$21,860$83,765
Out-of-State$48,837$50,178$51,552$52,961$203,527

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2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2019 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. In addition, we provide previous 5 years costs so that you can see the increased amounts of each cost item. Use left menu to explore the costs information at Michigan State University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aids
Michigan State University 2019 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,460$1,108$13,294$39,766$1,108 $13,294
Graduate$18,132 $1,108$13,294$35,628 $1,108$13,294


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