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In-state
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:     $16,522
Food and housing:  $12,564
_______________________
Total (est.):             $29,086*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

Students will also need to account for indirect costs, which are additional costs that are not included in the above estimates. Indirect costs consist of living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. The indirect costs provided below are based on past figures, institutional changes and cost of living adjustments. These estimates reflect costs for the “average” MSU student; however, differences in individual needs and preferences can significantly affect these costs.

Indirect costs
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.: $3,838
Travel: $1,280

Out-of-state
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:     $43,906
Food and housing:  $12,564
_______________________
Total (est.):             $56,470*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

Students will also need to account for indirect costs, which are additional costs that are not included in the above estimates. Indirect costs consist of living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. The indirect costs provided below are based on past figures, institutional changes and cost of living adjustments. These estimates reflect costs for the “average” MSU student; however, differences in individual needs and preferences can significantly affect these costs.

Indirect costs
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.: $3,838
Travel: $2,558

International
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:      $45,406
Food and housing:   $13,079
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.:         $3,838
Medical:                    $2,800
_______________________
Total (est.):             $66,503*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. They also represent expenses included in the undergraduate financial proof requirements (which MSU needs to issue an I-20). Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

Please note that the cost for food and housing includes the three weeks between fall and spring semesters. 

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

In-state
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:     $16,522
Food and housing:  $12,564
_______________________
Total (est.):             $29,086*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

Students will also need to account for indirect costs, which are additional costs that are not included in the above estimates. Indirect costs consist of living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. The indirect costs provided below are based on past figures, institutional changes and cost of living adjustments. These estimates reflect costs for the “average” MSU student; however, differences in individual needs and preferences can significantly affect these costs.

Indirect costs
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.: $3,838
Travel: $1,280

Out-of-state
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:     $43,906
Food and housing:  $12,564
_______________________
Total (est.):             $56,470*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

Students will also need to account for indirect costs, which are additional costs that are not included in the above estimates. Indirect costs consist of living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. The indirect costs provided below are based on past figures, institutional changes and cost of living adjustments. These estimates reflect costs for the “average” MSU student; however, differences in individual needs and preferences can significantly affect these costs.

Indirect costs
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.: $3,838
Travel: $2,558

International
Estimated 2024-25 undergraduate cost

Tuition and fees:      $45,406
Food and housing:   $13,079
Books and supplies: $1,380
Personal/misc.:         $3,838
Medical:                    $2,800
_______________________
Total (est.):             $66,503*

The totals above are current rates for the 2024-25 academic year. They also represent expenses included in the undergraduate financial proof requirements (which MSU needs to issue an I-20). Every July, MSU finalizes the costs for the following academic year.

Please note that the cost for food and housing includes the three weeks between fall and spring semesters. 

*Estimate for two semesters includes:

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  • Guest meal passes are not included; however, guests can pay the public rate at the door.

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