Sample Budgets

The sample budgets below represent average costs for the 2021-2022 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.

2021-2022 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 $14,750 $40,562
Fees & Taxes $164 $164
Room & Board $10,676 $10,676
Books & Supplies $1,168 $1,168
Personal & Misc $3,140 $3,950
Total Budget $29,898 $56,520

2021-2022 Sample Graduate Budget

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $14,710 $28,900
Fees & Taxes $144 $144
Room & Board $12,278 $12,278
Books & Supplies $1,640 $1,640
Personal & Misc $3,140 $3,950
Total Budget $31,912 $46,912