Academic Programs Catalog

General Information, Policies, Procedures and Regulations


Miscellaneous Fees and Deposits

Course and Class Fees

Certain courses require course and class fees. The costs must be paid by the participating students in addition to tuition and fees.

Health Insurance Program

International students, and students in the Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary Medicine are required to purchase the Michigan State University health insurance plan unless they are eligible for a waiver and can demonstrate other health insurance coverage. Health insurance coverage is provided from August 16 through August 15. Insurance premiums for student annual coverage are collected in two installments.

Fall 2023 Registration Billing Statement: International Student $1,312
Medical Student $1,312
Spring 2024 Registration Billing Statement: International Student $1,312
Medical Student $1,312

These amounts are included in the Minimum Amount Due on the Registration Bill and must be paid to complete registration. Insurance premiums for coverage of spouse/dependents are to be paid directly to the insurance company.  Medical students and some eligible international students may waive the MSU plan (within certain deadlines) by providing proof of comparable health insurance coverage through another plan. For information on waivers and spouse/dependent coverage, visit or contact the MSU Human Resources, 1407 South Harrison, 1-517-353-4434 or e-mail Student Insurance at Human Resources at

2023-2024 Annual Premium Rates Domestic Student International Student
Student $2,625.00 $2,625.00
Student/Spouse $5,250.00 $5,250.00
Student/Spouse, One Child $7,825.00 $7,825.00
Student/Spouse, Two or More Children $10,500.00 $10,500.00
Student, One Child $5,250.00 $5,250.00
Student, Two or More Children $7,875.00 $7,875.00
Note: Premiums are subject to change each fall.

Student Motor Vehicle Registration2, 3

Vehicles, motorcycle, electric mobility devices, and Mopeds operated or parked on MSU property by MSU students must be registered with the MSU Parking Office. Failure to do so may result in parking violations. Visit to  register your vehicle and to view the Student Parking and Driving Regulations. Refer to the Web site for dates to register vehicles.


Moped Permit $55.00
Resident Student (by lot location) (Fall, Spring, and Summer)            $147.00-480.00
Graduate Assistant (Semester) $147.00
Commuter Student (Fall, Spring, and Summer) $107.00
University Apartment Residents (Fall, Spring, and Summer) $147.00-236.00

Bicycle Registration

Any bicycle possessed, operated, or left unattended on campus must be registered, parked and locked at a bike rack and in operable condition; otherwise, it may be impounded and fees assessed to retrieve it. MSU, City of Lansing, City of East  Lansing, Lansing Township and Meridian Township registrations (permits) are acceptable. Permits must be current, valid and adhered to the bike's stationary frame-post below the seat, facing the handlebars. Failure to properly display and/or affix the permit may result in bicycle impoundment. Visit to register a bike (make, color and serial number must be included). There is no charge for the permit.

Campus Bus Service4

All campus bus service is provided by the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA). Service operates 24/7 during fall and spring semesters with buses traveling to all University apartments, residence halls, commuter lots and the main campus. All campus fixed routes (Routes 30-39) are fare-free. A 60-cent fare or bus pass is required when riding any off-campus routes or a campus demand-response service such as Lot Link or Night Owl. Bus passes are available at the MSU ID Office in the International Center and online at Paratransit service is a curb-to-curb service designed for persons with disabilities. Free fare cards are available for certified students through MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. For more information, email CATA at or call 1-517-394-1000.

Spartan Marching Band Fees

Gloves (per pair) $5.00
Shoes $43.25

Specific charges are listed in the Marching Band Handbook sent to qualifying students. Early arrival housing fees vary depending on student's housing accommodations. See the Marching Band Handbook for more information.

Certified Copy of Diploma $25.00
Duplicate or Replacement Diploma $50.00
Microfilming Fee for Master's Thesis $20.00
Microfilming Fee for Doctoral Dissertation $20.00
Copyright Fee for Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation $75.00
    This optional fee covers the cost of supplying a microfilm copy of the thesis or dissertation
     to the Library of Congress and copyright processing.

Student Activity Admission

Student discounts on tickets at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts:

MSU students are able, WHEN APPLICABLE, to purchase up to two $19.00 Performing Art Series and up to two $29.00 MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway tickets per valid ID.

Athletic Event Admission

Current Michigan State students can purchase exclusive student admission packages for Spartan football, men’s basketball and hockey by visiting or by calling the Spartan Ticket Office at 1-517-355-1610. For the football season, the student package ($168 for 2023) includes entry to all six home games and the official student section t-shirt. Memberships to the Izzone ($55), the official student section of Spartan men’s basketball, are available which provides you access to purchase individual game tickets for only $10 and the official Izzone t-shirt. Season admission to the Munnsters, the official hockey student section, are also for sale, which includes admission to all home games and the official Munnsters jersey. All packages are on sale until capacity is reach or the season begins. Also, Michigan State students receive free admission to all other home Spartan athletic events: women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, field hockey, wrestling, gymnastics, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, track and field and cross country. For more information regarding MSU student sections, visit or email

1    For additional information refer to Student Health Service at Olin Health Center in this section and in the Other Departments and Offices for Research and Services section of this catalog.
2    Permits purchased subsequent to fall semester are reduced in price proportionately.
3    First-year students residing in Residence Halls are not eligible to operate a motor vehicle on campus.
4    For additional information refer to the Transportation Services on Campus section of this catalog.