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    Michigan State University

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    $30,990,
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $19,449
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $23,250
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    In-State
    Tuition
    $15,372
    Books & Supplies
    $1,254
    Room & Board
    $10,990
    Other
    $3,374
    Total
    $30,990
    Out-of-State
    Tuition
    $41,958
    Books & Supplies
    $1,254
    Room & Board
    $10,990
    Other
    $3,374
    Total
    $57,576

    Since Michigan State is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at Michigan State is $30,990 for in-state students in MI, and $57,576 for out-of-state students. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


    It’s also important to note that the cost of attendance can vary from year to year and typically it will rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated every year to take any price increases, as well as any changes in your financial situation, into account.

    Using State Grants at Michigan State

    Michigan students who are considering Michigan State should look into Michigan state grants to help fund their education. The Michigan Tuition Grant is available to students with financial need, as is the Tuition Incentive Program. Check out the state's official website for a full list of state educational grants.

    Michigan State University Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at Michigan State University need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA).The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


    The FAFSA code for Michigan State University is 002290.


    If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, check out our How to Complete the FAFSA Guide.

    No Loan Policy at Michigan State

    Michigan State is a no-loan school, which means that their financial aid packages offer students grants and scholarships in place of the federal loans that are typically part of a package. This means that their financial aid is more generous than most, and they help bridge the gap between cost and student need. Some no-loan schools offer this policy for all accepted students while others only extend it to students below a specific income level, or to in-state students. Be sure to check Michigan State's website for details on their No-Loan policy.

    National Merit Scholarships

    If you scored exceptionally high on the PSAT/NMSQT, you may have been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Did you know that this distinction could earn you a scholarship at Michigan State University? Michigan State offers scholarship money to National Merit Scholarship Finalists, although terms may vary. Some schools require you to list them as your first choice in order to receive the benefit, and others may impose additional need-based or academic requirements. Be sure to check Michigan State's website for more information!

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    Pell Grants at Michigan State University

    21% of students at Michigan State University receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to Michigan State University.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    Michigan State students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


    Michigan State University Financial Aid Resources

    If you are looking for more information about financial aid and scholarships at Michigan State or have questions that are specific to your personal situation, we recommend that you reach out directly to the financial aid office!


    Here’s how you can get in touch:


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