A video overview
Please take a moment to watch this video which covers a number of topics related to billing.
How will you receive your bill?
You will receive an e-mail directing you to StuInfo when your bill is available for you to view/pay.
MSU bills you for tuition, fees, and residence hall charges. Your bill in StuInfo contains a payment coupon and billing address. For questions specifically about the bill (not about financial aid) please call Student Billing and Receivables at (517) 355-3343 or (800) 775-4323.
Payments for each semester are due approximately three to four weeks before the start of classes for that semester. A deferred payment plan is available (see below).
Payment methods accepted at MSU
- Check or money order payable to Michigan State University
- Credit card: MasterCard, Discover, or American Express (service fees apply)
- Electronic check
Financial aid and your bill
Financial aid or scholarship credits will be deducted from what you owe if you have taken all necessary steps for each type of aid. For more information, see our disbursement page.
Confirm your attendance
If the amount you need to pay on your registration bill (first bill for the semester) is zero, you must still confirm your attendance in StuInfo. If you fail to do this, your classes might be dropped!
Deferred payment plan
You may choose the deferred payment plan if you maintain a good credit record with the university. You may defer up to one-half of your tuition (including tuition-related fees) and up to two-thirds of you room and board charges. The deferrable amounts are outlined on the registration bill.
Charges associated with the deferred payment plan
A $10 fee will be charged whenever you defer tuition for a semester. There is also a finance charge of 12 percent per year on any unpaid tuition balance. You will be charged additional fees for late payments.
Exact bill due dates and more information about the deferred payment plan are available on the Controller's Office website.