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 2016 & Spring 2017 Semester

UNDERGRADUATE Per Semester
Full Time - Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocity counties* (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate) $4,265
Full Time - Out-of-state students (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate) $6,398
Full Time - International students (taking 12-18 hours, undergraduate)  $10,663
Part Time - Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocity counties* $356 per credit hour
Part Time - Out-of-state students  $534 per credit hour
Part Time - International students $889 per credit hour
GRADUATE Per Semester 
Kentucky residents, out-of-state residents, or international students $579 per credit hour
 

Estimated Out-of-State Cost

(Includes automatic Non-Resident Merit Scholarships for eligible students based on unweighted GPA and ACT score)  

 Merit Standards (GPA/ACT)  Scholarship Amount Annually  Estimated Annual Tuition
 3.75/28  $10,000  $2,796
 3.5/24  $7,000  $5,796
 3.0/21  $4,500  $8,296
 

Estimated Scholarship and Tuition for Reciprocity Counties 

*Ohio Reciprocity Counties: Adams, Athens, Brown, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Vinton

   Unweighted GPA  ACT  Annual Scholarship   Net Annual Tuition Estimate
 Tier I  3.75   28   $7,000   $1,496 
 Tier II  3.5  24   $4,000   $4,496 
 Tier III  3.0  21  $1,500  $6,996

*These numbers reflect the estimated costs before additional scholarships or eligible financial aid (loans, grants, etc.) are applied. To learn more about financial aid, please visit the financial aid page.
 

>> Estimated Cost of Attendance Breakdown (PDF)

Additional Costs

  • Meal plan - The estimated cost for meals is about $1,700 per semester. View meal plan options.
  • Housing - The estimated cost for housing is about $2,300 per semester. View housing options.

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.
  • Students enrolled in internet courses will be assessed tuition at the applicable rate and will be assessed a $10 per credit hour course fee.
  • Winter 2016 courses are scheduled to be delivered exclusively online. Therefore, out-of-state and international undergraduate students enrolled exclusively in online courses will be assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate resident rate of $356 per credit hour.
  • To help you determine the complete cost of attendance, please use the Estimated Cost of Attendance worksheet prepared by Financial Aid. It includes estimates for costs of books, meals, housing and more.
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