Tuition (for-credit enrollment)

Students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Michigan State University join our courses through the MSU Lifelong Education Program.

2023-2024 Academic Year Tuition

Tuition for non-Michigan residents, including international residents, is $3,333.00  USD per 3-credit course. Tuition for Michigan residents is $2,601.00 USD per 3-credit course. Tuition rates change each fall semester. 

Tuition Updates

Click here for official tuition rates each semester. Look under the relevant Resident/Non-Resident graduate section, and then look for the "Graduate Lifelong Education" rate.  Note the tuition rate is per-credit-hour and IFLR courses are normally 3 credits each. 

Current MSU Students in Other Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Programs

Your program's tuition rate applies.


Veterans pay the same rate as Michigan residents. Please visit the Registrar's veteran's information page for details.

Fees and Student Taxes

Lifelong Education students are not assessed the international student fee and are not assessed student taxes.

International Student Health Insurance Waiver

International students will automatically be enrolled in, and billed for, international student health insurance coverage. Some students can request an exemption or waiver from the mandatory international student health insurance. Please visit this web page to determine whether your qualify for a waiver or an exemption: