Mississippi State University's affordable tuition provides an excellent return on your investment combining competitive costs with the best academics, research, student life, and career preparation.

Billed Expenses

In-State Tuition & Fees $8,910
Room & Board* $10,436
Total for In-State $19,346
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $23,950
Room & Board* $10,436
Total for Non-Resident $34,386

Additional out-of-pocket expenses vary by student for books, supplies, personal and transportation. An average annual estimate for these expenses is $6,558. Tuition and Fees listed are for the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change without notice by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions for Higher Learning. Amounts listed are the Primary Expenses for MSU and are all required for each entering freshman. *This is the estimated average cost of lodging and meals for students in the upcoming academic year. 

Revised as of June 3, 2019.


Getting a great education is an investment, and Mississippi State University offers scholarships to make attending MSU more affordable. Mississippi State University’s Scholarship Program offers assistance to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance at the college level. Admission to the university is required for all scholarships. To be considered for competitive, leadership and service, and private scholarships, the general scholarship application must be submitted. The priority date for competitive and private scholarships is December 1.

Scholarship Details Academic Scholarships Leadership and Service Scholarships Competitive Scholarships Additional MSU Scholarships External Scholarships

Current Tuition Prices Net Price Calculator Mississippi State Promise Veterans Waiver

Online General Scholarship Application Priority Dates
  • Dec
    Competitive & Private Scholarships

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid

Federal student financial aid applicants looking for grants, loans, and work study should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1st of the fall prior to the year they plan to enroll at MSU. MSU's Federal School Code is 002423.

FAFSA Application

State Financial Aid

State student financial aid applicants (Mississippi residents only) should also submit the online state aid application as soon as possible after January 1st of the year they plan to start school. Many aid programs are available through this application process including:

  • Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
  • Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
  • William Winter Teacher Scholar Program

Students seeking state financial aid must be registered for 15 credit hours per semester. These changes will impact eligibility for state aid awards for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. For more information on the new eligibility requirements for state aid, visit Student Financial Aid

Mississippi Financial Aid

Steps to Receive Financial Aid

  1. Apply for Admissions
  2. Complete the FAFSA

Department of Student Financial Aid Types of Student Financial Aid How to Apply for Financial Aid Financial Aid Handbook

For questions about Financial Aid, please contact the Department of Student Financial Aid at 662-325-2450 or

*For questions about how to complete the FAFSA after office hours, call our hotline: 662-820-1317.

Weekdays: 5-7 p.m. CST

Weekends: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Student Employment

Many students participate in work-study programs, Co-Ops, or find part-time jobs while they are enrolled at MSU to earn extra money. These positions also offer valuable work experience and networking opportunities. When you are searching for a job, look for a position that offers flexibility with your class schedule and provides opportunities to learn valuable work skills.

Types of Student Employment