Detailed costs

Each year, the Office of Financial Aid projects average costs for tuition, fees, room and board, books and other expenses. Several budgets are constructed to represent differences in student residency, academic level and program. Most budgets assume full-time attendance at the student’s level.


In-state freshmen

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits per semester): $14,114
  • Room and board (double room/silver meal plan): $9,784

Total for two semesters: $23,898

Non-Michigan freshmen

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits per semester): $37,942
  • Room and board (double room/silver meal plan): $9,784

Total for two semesters: $47,726

International freshmen costs

The totals below reflect expenses included in the undergraduate financial proof requirements for MSU to issue an I-20.

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits per semester): $39,442
  • Room and board (double room/silver meal plan, including three weeks between fall and spring semesters): $10,696
  • Books and supplies: $1,076
  • Personal/miscellaneous: $3,120
  • Medical: $2,026

Total for two semesters: $56,360