Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost for MSU courses in all IAT certificate programs is based on the MSU per credit tuition rate. Current per credit rates for resident, non-resident, and international students can be found at Tuition & Fees. IAT students are not included in the block tuition program for undergraduate programs at MSU.

Certificate programs can be completed in two years including a professional internship. The shorter program length allows students to gain the necessary skills and experience for employment with a smaller investment of time and money.

The MSU Office of Financial Aid administers the financial aid for all IAT students enrolled in East Lansing and at community college partner locations. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and seek out scholarships from the certificate program industry they are planning to pursue. MSU's school code for the FAFSA is 002290.

IAT Community College partner locations

The cost of MSU courses delivered at community college partner locations is determined by the MSU per credit tuition rate; however, the cost of community college courses is based on their per credit tuition rate. Check with the community college for current rates.

Each semester, students will typically enroll in a combination of MSU courses and community college courses to reach full time status to be eligible for the maximum financial aid. Students enrolled less than full time status should check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid to find out what aid they are eligible to receive.

Click here for a short presentation on how financial aid works for students enrolled at our community college partner locations

Have questions regarding financial aid? Contact MSU Office of Financial Aid.

FFA Degree Completer Program

High school students who complete an approved Michigan Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education program and earn their FFA State Degree will be awarded 6.0 general credits in agriculture and natural resources that can be applied toward any academic program at MSU including the Institute of Agricultural Technology certificate programs.

The State FFA Degree Completer Program is available through a partnership with MSU, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Michigan Department of Education