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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend MSU.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at MSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend MSU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • College Cost Estimator

    Estimate your cost to attend MSU in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at MSU.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at MSU – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at MSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at MSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at MSU.

Additional Information

Sticker Price: How much does it cost on average?

Typical Undergraduate In-State Costs for 2013-14 without Financial Aid (Full-Time, In-State Students)

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Total Typical In State Cost of Attendance: $21,670

The cost to attend Mississippi State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.

Net Price: Total Cost of Attendance Minus Aid that Does Not Need to be Repaid

Total Net Price for First time In-State students enrolled full-time in a Degree-seeking program: $14,708

For more information on typical net price by average family income ranges with estimated financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans etc.) click_here.

Financial Aid: How much help is there to pay?

Scholarships & Grants

  • For Fall 2011, 89% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $6,940 in grant or scholarship aid from the federal or state government or the institution.
  • Scholarships and grants are financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is sometimes referred to as gift aid.

Aid that must be repaid: Loans

  • For Fall 2011, 60% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $6,100 in loans for their first year and 99% of students receiving loans received federal loans.
  • Loans need to be repaid. Typically, repayment starts once you are no longer enrolled full-time. Please refer to page 12 of the Funding Education Beyond High School guide on the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website for more information about Financial Need.

  • 49% of graduates from Mississippi State University in 2011-12 borrowed at some time during their undergraduate studies. The average amount borrowed for those who borrowed at all was $26,139. The loan payment for this amount over 10-years at 5.25% APR is approximately $268 per month. Individual loan repayment terms may vary, please consult the MSU Financial Aid office for additional information about loan options.
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