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Michigan State University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

East Lansing, MI

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,156
Out-of-state: $54,462
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,460
Out-of-state: $39,766
Room and Board
$10,522
Books and Supplies
$1,134
Other Expenses
$3,040
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002290
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
6,592 (76.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
4,190 (63.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,171 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
456 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$16,433
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,009 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,069
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,896 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,937
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,017 (48.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
977 (11.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,780

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
22,597 (63.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
16,637 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,552 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,751 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$16,389
Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,275 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,628
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 12,087 (73.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,503
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,085 (36.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,903 (11.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,977

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$31,393
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,166

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