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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 the full cost of tuition for all qualifying 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

be a resident of Michigan


be eligible for the Pell grant

Under $65K

total household income

Apply for admission

Apply for admission to MSU. From Oct. 1-21, use the code: Spartan1855 to apply for free.


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.