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Cost and aid

Who can help make your degree possible? Who can help you finance your education? We will.

Financing your education

Explore different opportunities for financial support.


Financial aid

Learn about applying for FAFSA and loans. You'll also discover other options for financial assistance.

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Scholarships

Admitted students are automatically considered for many scholarships. Find out how to search and apply for other scholarships, too!

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Student employment

With great resources and thousands of student employee positions on campus, it's easy to earn money and build up your resume.

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Undergraduate tuition and fees

Estimate for two semesters includes: 

  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Double room
  • Silver meal plan
  • Recreational and Wellness Center

Tuition and fees: $15,436
Room and board: $10,990
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Total for two semesters: $26,426

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Tuition and fees: $42,022
Room and board: $10,990
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Total for two semesters: $53,012

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The totals below reflect expenses included in the undergraduate financial proof requirements for MSU to issue an I-20. The cost for room and board includes the three weeks between fall and spring semesters.

Tuition and fees: $43,522 
Room and board:  $11,355
Books and supplies:  $1,254
Personal/miscellaneous:          $2,862
Medical: $2,284
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Total for two semesters: $61,277

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The Office of Financial Aid has additional tools to estimate costs and help you budget and plan.

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Return on investment

Each year, top organizations conduct more than 15,000 interviews at MSU. Plus, MSU's Career Services Network helps students make connections to jumpstart their careers.

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$687M

awarded in financial aid (2020-21)

67%

of first-year students received aid

94%

placement rate for recent graduates