With the exception of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Meridian campuses the following fees apply to students enrolled at Mississippi State University. Tuition and required fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis at the prevailing rates as determined by The Institution of Higher Learning, the governing board of the University. These rates are applicable at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
|Resident Tuition & Required Fees (T&RF)|
|Per Credit Hour - UG (1-11 hours)||$261.00||$278.00||$278.00|
|Capital Improvement Fee per credit hour - UG (beginning Fall 2013)||N/A||$4.17||$4.17|
|Per Credit Hour - Grad (1-8 hours)||$348.00||$370.75||$370.75|
|Capital Improvement Fee per credit hour - Grad (beginning Fall 2013)||N/A||$5.56||$5.56|
|Per Term Maximum||N/A||$3,386.00||$3,386.00|
|Non Resident Tuition(NR)²|
|Per Credit Hour - UG (1-11 hours)||$398.50||$424.50||$424.50|
|Per Credit Hour - Grad (1-8 hours)||$531.50||$566.00||$566.00|
|Per Term Maximum||N/A||$5,094.00||$5,094.00|
|DISTANCE EDUCATION CAMPUS||Summer
|Per Credit Hour - UG||$261.00||$278.00 plus Instructional Support Fee: $25 credit hour||$278.00 plus Instructional Support Fee: $25 per credit hour|
|Per Credit Hour - Grad||$348.00||$370.75 plus Instructional Support Fee: $25 credit hour||$370.75 plus Instructional Support Fee: $25 per credit hour|
|See here for Distance Fees|
¹ Per credit hour rate is strictly applied to enrollment in all parts of the summer term (no maximum applied).
² Those students that reside outside the state of Mississippi (Non-resident) are charged both T&RF and Non-Resident Tuition each semester of enrollment.
- A student will be considered full-time for T&RF purposes when registered for 12 or more undergraduate hours or 9 or more graduate hours.
- Part-time students registered for 1 to 11 undergraduate hours or 1 to 9 graduate hours will be charged at the per-credit-hour rate.
- 12 or more undergraduate hours of enrollment or 9 or more graduate hours of enrollment will be assessed at the maximum per term rate (applicable to fall and spring).
- The same T&RF rates apply to those courses that are taken as an audit.
³ T&RF assessments for course enrollment with the Center for Distance Education are in addition to all other campus T&RF charges. Distance Fees for this same enrollment may also apply.
T&RF relative to Student Activities
All students, by payment of T&RF, are eligible for use of facilities, participation in intramural sports, admission to intercollegiate athletic events, student health services and other misc. activities. An additional fee may be required for some activities for less than full time enrollment. These required fees are applicable regardless of the method of course instruction (i.e., traditional, online, distance, etc.)
Course Participation Fees
Fees in addition to T&RF are associated with some courses which require the use of special equipment, facilities or materials. These fees, which vary by course, will be collected as part of registration.