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Tuition and Fees

Navigating financial aid and college costs can be confusing, but MSU staff members are here to help. The Office of Financial Aid can assist you and your family in determining the best funding options for you. Our staff are here to help you understand the process of applying for aid and the types of assistance available. Email your financial aid counselor or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 606-783-2011 to schedule an appointment.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

MSU's tuition and fee schedule has been simplified so that you can easily see what you'll pay and to allow you more flexibility in taking classes online, hybrid or traditionally. For information regarding student bills, or the payment of tuition and fees, email a billing representative or contact the Office of Accounting and Financial Services at 606-783-2019.

 

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 SemesterS (effective July 1, 2018)

UNDERGRADUATE Per Semester
Full Time - Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocity counties* (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate) $4,375
Full Time - Out-of-state students (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate) $6,613
Full Time - International students (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate)  $11,088
Part Time - Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocity counties* $365 per credit hour
Part Time - Out-of-state students  $552 per credit hour
Part Time - International students $925 per credit hour
GRADUATE Per Semester 
Kentucky residents, out-of-state residents, or international students $570 per credit hour
FEES  
Mandatory Fee - Recreation and Wellness Center  $9/credit hour (max. $100 per semester) 
Mandatory Facility Fee $5/credit hour (max. $60 per semester) 
Internet Course Fee  $15/credit hour


Winter 2018 and Summer 2019 Terms

UNDERGRADUATE Per Credit Hour Rate
Part Time - Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocity counties* $365 per credit hour
Part Time - Out-of-state students  $552 per credit hour
Part Time - International students $925 per credit hour
GRADUATE  
Kentucky residents, out-of-state residents, or international students $570 per credit hour
FEES  
Mandatory Fee - Recreation and Wellness Center  $9/credit hour (max. $100 per semester) 
Mandatory Facility Fee $5/credit hour (max. $60 per semester) 
Internet Course Fee $15/credit hour

*Reciprocity counties in Ohio include: Adams, Athens, Brown, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Vinton.


Additional costs

  • Housing - The estimated cost for housing is about $2,600 per semester. View housing options.
  • Meal Plan - The estimated cost for meal plan is about $2,030 per semester. View meal plan options.
  • Many courses may have additional fees for labs and materials. View course fees.
  • To determine your complete cost to attend, please use the Interactive Cost Estimation Sheet to input cost and financial aid data. This will allow you to compare your total estimated costs to your total estimated financial aid.

Notes:

  • Full-time status is achieved for undergraduate students when enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. 
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours per semester will be charged the full-time rate plus the additional per credit hour rate for each credit hour above 18. 
  • Out-of-state and international undergraduate students enrolled exclusively in internet courses and/or enrolled exclusively at a regional campus center will be assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate resident rate. Academic courses delivered with at least 50% of the instruction online are categorized as internet courses.  
The facility fee is a mandatory fee that will be used to pay repair expenditures for facilities that support the instructional mission of the university. This fee is required to be paid by all students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time and online students). This mandatory fee is $5 per credit hour with a maximum charge of $60 a semester.          
No, this fee was previously included in tuition rates, but is now being charged separately to be more transparent. This fee is required to be paid by all students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time and online students). This mandatory fee is $9 per credit hour with a maximum charge of $100 a semester.
This is a mandatory fee for all students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time and online students). Several years ago, MSU students voted and received Board of Regents approval to implement a $100 per semester mandatory fee to provide resources to pay for the construction of a new Recreation and Wellness Center. The mandatory fee is used to pay the annual debt service payment for the facility. The Recreation and Wellness Center was completed in 2011 and students will pay the mandatory fee until the debt service for this facility is paid in full.
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