Sample Budgets

The sample budgets below represent average costs for the 2020-2021 academic year, or what is often referred to as the cost of attendance. These budgets are based on 15 credits/semester for undergraduate students and 9 credits/semester for graduate students.

Room and board costs in the budget include a double room, linen service, Silver meal plan and use of study, laundry and recreational facilities. Students are allotted the same amount for living costs (room and board) whether they live on- or off-campus.

Personal and miscellaneous costs include average amounts for clothing, transportation, personal care, cell phone, recreation, etc.

Please note that there is no allowance in the undergraduate budget for car expenses.

2020-2021 Sample Freshmen Undergraduate Budget

To determine an average budget for the sophomore, junior or senior level, please go to the MSU Student Accounts web page

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $14,489 $40,562
Fees & Taxes $64 $64
Room & Board $10,836 $10,836
Books & Supplies $1,154 $1,154
Personal & Misc $3,094 $3,894
Total Budget $30,042 $56,510

2020-2021 Sample Graduate Budget

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $14,710 $28,904
Fees & Taxes $44 $44
Room & Board $11,848 $11,848
Books & Supplies $1,622 $1,622
Personal & Misc $3,094 $3,894
Total Budget $31,318 $46,312