Sample Budgets

The sample budgets below represent average costs for the 2019-2020 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.

2019-2020 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 $14,460 $39,766
Fees & Taxes $64 $64
Room & Board $10,522 $10,522
Books & Supplies $1,134 $1,134
Personal & Misc $3,040 $3,826
Total Budget $29,220 $55,312

2019-2020 Sample Graduate Budget

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $14,144 $27,792
Fees & Taxes $44 $44
Room & Board $11,508 $11,508
Books & Supplies $1,594 $1,594
Personal & Misc $3,040 $3,826
Total Budget $30,330 $44,764