Scholarships and financing

Cost of attendance

2023-24 program tuition

  • Resident tuition: $1,186.20 per credit hour
  • Non-resident tuition: $1,301.31 per credit hour
  • Registration fee: $354.77 per semester
  • Student service fee: $61.31 per credit hour

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Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Governors.

Resident tuition is available to Michigan residents and those who qualify for the university's Good Neighbor Program, including residents of Ontario, Canada, or the contiguous counties of Ohio (Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, and Williams counties).


A limited number of merit scholarships are available for MSL students.  Incoming students are automatically considered for merit scholarships once they have been admitted to the program.

Federal regulations and university policy require the Office of Student Financial Aid to consider scholarships as financial resources in determining financial need. Therefore, a scholarship award may reduce loan eligibility.


MSL students are also eligible to apply for student loans from the federal government to cover tuition and living expenses. To determine your eligibility, complete a government form called the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after you are admitted to the program.

Complete the FAFSA


For information pertaining to North American Indian education grants, AmeriCorps, and military and veterans assistance, visit the Financial Aid website.