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Program Fees

Semester Program Fees

The following program fees reflect the amounts required to show before immigration documentation can be issued. 

Exchange Students

Exchange Students who were nominated by an MSU exchange partner institution and have been accepted to the program will pay a non-refundable application fee.  Please note that studying in North America may, in many cases, be a rather expensive place to study abroad. Living expenses, insurance costs, and travel expenses, maybe higher than many other places or destinations around the globe.

In addition, there may be administrative fees at MSU, that you will be required to pay. If you are concerned about your financial situation, please set up an appointment with your home university office to discuss your options in further detail.

Direct Enroll/Inbound Study Abroad Students

Direct Enroll/Inbound Study Abroad students will pay all fees associated with the semester they intend to study at Michigan State University including a non-refundable application fee. 

For all Exchange & Direct Enroll/Inbound Study Abroad students 

Please be prepared for the following additional expenses associated with your semester abroad: application fee, shipment cost for a student’s acceptance packet and visa paperwork, lab fees for certain courses, additional courses above those stated in the institutional exchange agreement or minimum required course load per F-1 and J-1 regulations, international student health insurance, room, board, ASP&E sponsored activities, F-1 or J-1 visa fees, books, and personal expenses.


Non-refundable Application Fee

Students applying for the American Semester Program & Exchanges for fall or spring semesters must pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. This must be paid before your application will be considered or processed. Pay application fee (follow the link to our Cashnet storefront. On the right hand side of the screen click "Semester Program Payments & Registrations. Click "American Semester Program Application Fee or Exchanges Application Fee" and follow the prompts).

Non-refundable Shipment of Acceptance Packet and Immigration Documentation Fee

All Exchange & Direct Enroll/Inbound Study Abroad students are additionally responsible for receiving original copies of their acceptance and visa paperwork shipping costs. Please see this PDF for additional information.


Fall 2020 [1]

Undergraduate

Tuition2 = $12,084.00
Living expenses3 = $8,646.00
Health Insurance = $972.00
TOTAL = $21,702.00

Graduate

Tuition4 = $9,063.00
Living Expenses5 = $8,887.00
Health Insurance = $972.00
TOTAL = $18,922.00

Notes:

1. Updated July 2020.

2. Fees listed for undergraduate full-time enrollment of 12 credits. Additional credits will increase tuition costs. Exchange Program students do not pay tuition; this should not be calculated in the Proof of Financial Support.

3. Fee includes room & board (accommodations), course supplies, books, and spending money.

4. Fees listed for graduate full-time enrollment of 9 credits. Additional credits will increase tuition costs. The MSU College of Law will have a different estimated budget for students wishing to study law. Please contact our team for more information. Exchange Program students do not pay tuition; this should not be calculated in the Proof of Financial Support. Please note that all graduate ASP&E students will only be allowed to apply for a maximum of a one-semester duration of study.

5. Fee includes room & board (accommodations), course supplies, books, and spending money.

 

Spring 2021 [1]

Undergraduate

Tuition2 = $12,084.00
Living expenses3 = $8,646.00
Health Insurance = $972.00
TOTAL = $21,702.00

Graduate

Tuition4 = $9,063.00
Living Expenses5 = $8,887.00
Health Insurance = $972.00
TOTAL = $18,922.00

Notes:

1. Updated July 2020.

2. Fees listed for undergraduate full-time enrollment of 12 credits. Additional credits will increase tuition costs. Exchange Program students do not pay tuition; this should not be calculated in the Proof of Financial Support.

3. Fee includes room & board (accommodations), course supplies, books, and spending money.

4. Fees listed for graduate full-time enrollment of 9 credits. Additional credits will increase tuition costs. The MSU College of Law will have a different estimated budget for students wishing to study law. Please contact our team for more information. Exchange Program students do not pay tuition; this should not be calculated in the Proof of Financial Support. Please note that all graduate ASP&E students will only be allowed to apply for a maximum of a one-semester duration of study.

5. Fee includes room & board (accommodations), course supplies, books, and spending money.


Short Course Program Fees

3 Week Program: Average fee is $3,800 - depends on program

Included in program fee:

  • Non-Credit Course instruction equivalent to 3-US Credits (about 6 ECTS)
  • On-campus housing in a single room with a suite-style bathroom
  • Most meals provided on campus
  • Overnight excursion
  • Local excursions such as a baseball game, and historical Michigan sites
  • Cultural activities in and around East Lansing, Michigan

Learn more about short courses here.