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Tuition & Fees

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.

MSU Law’s “thrifty budget” below assumes that students have a roommate, do not have health-insurance expenses of their own, and rely on public transportation. Those whose personal situations are such that they are unable to rely on the thrifty budget may request additional loan assistance.

Tuition for each semester is assessed on a per-credit hour basis.  For the 2014/15 academic year the per-credit hour charge is $1,286.  All full-time first-year law schools take a proscribed schedule that includes 29 credit hours.

Contact John Garcia, director of financial aid, at finaid@law.msu.edu for more information about tuition and fees.

Costs for the 2014–15 Academic Year for a Full-Time Student: Thrifty Budget
Tuition
$37,294
Fees $28
RWA Lab Fees (1L year only) $200
Books $1,506
Room and Board $5,397
Transportation $200
Personal/Misc. $944
Medical $0
Average Loan fee $218
TOTAL $45,788

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