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Rates for University Housing

The rates listed below are for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 year. In addition, students living in undergraduate housing will be charged a Residence Halls Association tax of $25 per semester.  Students living in Owen Graduate Hall will be assessed a $8 ($2.50 in summer) Owen Graduate Association tax per semester, and students in Spartan Village Apartments and 1855 Place Family Apartments will be charged a University Apartments Council of Residents tax of $3 ($2.00 in summer) per semester.

Dining Service for 2018-2019 includes expanded serving hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, in at least one location per residential zone (East, South, Brody, North, and River Trail). Choices include cooked-to-order stations, retail coffee shops, grab-n-go options, pizza and subs, as well as new selections reflecting emerging dining trends. Note: All plans include free daily access to a Combo-X-Change meal at any of the Sparty's, Union Pizzeria, Serrano's, Union Deli, or Riverwalk Market retail dining locations on campus.

    Silver Plan - Anytime access. This is the base plan.
    Gold Plan - Anytime access, four guest meal passes and $150 per semester in Spartan Cash.
    Platinum Plan - Anytime access, eight guest meal passes and $300 per semester in Spartan Cash.

Residence Halls — Room and Board (per semester)1, 2, 3

Double Room (per person)




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*  Designated Single Room (add $1,336 per semester)
    Permanent Single Room (add $820 per semester)

Owen Graduate Hall (per semester)1,2,5

Double Room (per person) $3,890.00
Permanent Single Room $4,545.00
Designated Single Room $5,120.00

1855 Place Single Student Apartments (monthly rates)6

One Bedroom Studio (Per Resident) $995
Two Bedroom Standard (Per Resident) $895
Two Bedroom Efficiency (Per Resident) $875
Four Bedroom Townhome (Per Resident) $850
Four Bedroom Flat (Per Resident) $810
Four Bedroom Efficiency (Per Resident) $785

University Apartments,2,4
1855 Place Family Apartments (monthly rates)6

One Bedroom $800
Two Bedroom $925

University Village Apartments (monthly rates)3

Four Bedroom (per resident) $733

1   Although these rates are for each semester, the Housing Contract is signed for fall and spring. To determine costs for fall and spring, multiply the rate by two.

2    The Housing Contract details the contract termination procedure. Further appeals shall be subject to judicial review as provided in Student Rights and Responsibilities at Michigan State University.

3    Rates do not include resident student government taxes of $25 per semester for undergraduate students who live in residence halls and in University Village Apartments. 
4    Quoted rates are student rates.
5    Rates include $300 Owen Dining Credit plus 75 residence hall access passes but do not include student government taxes of $8 ($2.50 in summer) per semester for students who live in the graduate hall.
6    Rates do not include $3 per semester for University Apartments Council of Residents tax. The University Apartments Council of  Residents tax for Summer session is $2.

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