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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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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

Tuition and fees: $14,914
Room and board: $10,676

Total for two semesters: $25,590

Tuition and fees: $40,726
Room and board: $10,676

Total for two semesters: $51,402

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: $42,226
Room and board:  $12,278
Books and supplies:  $1,168
Personal/miscellaneous:          $3,950
Medical: $2,118

Total for two semesters: $61,740

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

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See cost calculators

Return on investment

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