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Michigan State Tuition & Fees Report

Average In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Michigan State University Cost?

Learn the base cost of Michigan State University by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. If you're looking for specific information on Michigan State costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Michigan State Charge for Tuition?

$15,966 In-State Tuition & Fees
$41,290 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined out-of-state tuition and fees at Michigan State University for the 2020-2021 academic year was $41,290 for undergraduates. Those who hail from the state of Michigan get a discount and only needed to pay $15,966 per year.


Michigan State tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Michigan State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Michigan State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. At $41,290 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Michigan State University was high when compared to the national average.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. When compared to other schools, Michigan State is fairly average in terms of in-state tuition and fees with Michigan students paying about 15,966 annually.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Michigan State University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwideGreat LakesMichigan
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesAverageInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Michigan State University Financial Aid.

Michigan State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.67% In-State Tuition Increase
0.67% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$60,394 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Michigan State University increased with an average annual rate of 0.67% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $14,948 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of in-state tuition and fees for two years at Michigan State to be $29,996, and $60,394 for four years.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 0.67%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $41,105 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This would result in a total cost of $82,484 for two years and $166,073 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Michigan State.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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