Tuition & Fees

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Michigan State University College of Law creates a student budget (also known as “cost of attendance”) for each academic year. The student budget consists of direct costs (i.e., tuition and fees) and indirect costs (housing, food, transportation, etc.).

Effective with the 2020-2021 academic year, tuition is assessed with In-State and Out-of-State tuition. Michigan State University College of Law has a "flat rate" whereby students enrolled in 10-17 credit hours in the fall or spring semester pay a standard rate. Students taking less than 10 credit hours in a semester are assessed tuition on a per-credit hour basis and students enrolled in more than 17 credit hours a semester will be assessed a per-credit hour surcharge. A full-time first-year student will take 28 or 29 credit hours, with 88 credit hours required for graduation from the College of Law.

Additional financial aid information for prospective students.

Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021 (Fall/Spring only)
Tuition In-State $41,040 Tuition Out-State $45,600
Fees $76 Fees $76
Average Stafford Fees $436 Average Stafford Fees $436
Books $2,828 Books $2,828
Room and Board $13,438 Room and Board $13,438
Transportation/Personal/Misc. $3,706 Transportation/Personal/Misc. $3,706
Medical N/A** Medical N/A**
TOTAL $61,524 TOTAL $66,084

1L students should add $200 for the RWA Lab fee (total budget would be $61,724/$66,284 respectively).

** The cost of health insurance is not included in the budget as most students can still be covered through their parents' insurance. If you will be using the MSU student health insurance plan, or have coverage of another kind, then please contact the financial aid office at or 517-353-2401. We can include ONLY the MSU plan cost in the COA. Review more information about the MSU Student Health Insurance Plan.

Please note that all payments made by credit card will be subject to a 2.5% processing fee. Please keep this in mind when arranging payment.