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Spartan Tuition Advantage

100% free tuition for qualifying in-state students

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What is the Spartan Tuition Advantage?

As the nation's premier land-grant university, we are dedicated to making an MSU education within reach for all Michigan residents. In support of this commitment, the Spartan Tuition Advantage is a financial aid program that covers up to 18 credits of tuition per semester for all qualifying full-time, in-state students through a combination of federal, state and institutional gift aid, beginning with the 2024-25 aid year. For more details about the Spartan Tuition Advantage, visit our FAQ.

Spartan Tuition Advantage Criteria

First-year student

be an incoming first-year student

Michigan resident

or qualify for in-state tuition


be eligible for the Pell grant

$65K or less

total household income

Apply for admission

Apply for admission to MSU.


Submit your FAFSA

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


For more info

Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further details about your financial aid package.