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Tuition & Fees

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Michigan State 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.).

MSU Law students are provided a “thrifty budget,” which assumes that students' need to borrow will be minimized due cost-savings measures such as having a roommate(s), relying on family health-insurance plans, use of public transportation, etc.  Students whose personal situations are such that they are unable to rely on the thrifty budget may request additional loan assistance up to the standard budget.

Tuition for each semester is assessed on a per-credit hour basis.  All full-time, first-year students take a prescribed schedule of 29 credit hours.

Additional financial aid information for prospective students.

Costs for the 2016–17 Academic Year for a Full-Time Student - Thrifty Budget
Tuition - 29 Credits $41,528
Fees $29
RWA Lab Fees (1L year only) $200
Books $1,634
Room and Board $7,373
Transportation/Personal/Misc. $1,660
Loan Fees $218
TOTAL $52,642