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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 contact the director of financial aid and request additional loan assistance up to the standard budget.

Effective with the 2017-18 academic year, tuition is assessed at a "block 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.

Costs for the 2017–18 Academic Year  Full-Time Students - Thrifty Budget
Tuition* $43,260
Fees $32
Books $1,646
Room and Board $8,802
Transportation/Personal/Misc. $2,096
Loan Fees $218
TOTAL $56,054

*subject to approval by the Board of Trustees in spring 2017