Cost & Payment


Effective Fall 2017

$681.00/graduate credit hour ($456.00 tuition per hour + $200 distance learning fee per hour + $25 non-refundable instructional support fee per hour)

$2043.00 per 3-hour graduate course

The distance learning fee is not charged for research hours or directed individual studies.

Cost is the same for in-state or out-of-state residents. Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis at the rate determined by the Institution of Higher Learning, the governing board of Mississippi State University. Tuition rate and the distance learning fee are subject to change from year to year.

You can learn more about Tuition and Fees at Mississippi State University at Account Services and clicking here.

Electronic billing statements are available to students on or about the 15th of each month via the University’s secure myState portal. Students will receive a monthly email notification that their account has been billed. These statements contain a monthly summary of charges and credits to the student’s account. Regular monthly payment due dates are the 9th of each month.


Students may access their accounts via the Banner tab in the myState system (login required). The system contains an “Account Information” menu that provides a comprehensive summary of all charges to the student’s account by the University. Students may access their account information 24 hours a day.

– MSU no longer sends bills through USPS. –


Accepted forms of payment include:

  • Personal or corporate checks
  • Money orders
  • Cashier’s checks
  • Credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard)

Please provide your MSU ID number with ALL payments.

Payment Options:

  • Pay online via the Banner tab in the myState system (login required).
  • Call 662.325.2071 to make a payment with credit/debit card or e-check via telephone.
  • Mail payment (include your MSU ID number) to:

Student Account Services
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 5328
MS State, MS 39762

Unpaid Balances

Any outstanding and past due amounts owed to the University must be paid in full before a student can register for additional courses. All payments received on student accounts will be applied to charges in the same order in which the charges were incurred. A student who has a hold on his or her record because of an overdue account may not receive a transcript or a diploma until the account is cleared.

The student’s account will be assessed a monthly 1.5% service fee on any billed charges outstanding beyond the payment due date. Service charges, as well as an “Account Services Hold”, may be avoided by paying the full account balance each month by the payment due date.

See more at Office of Controller and Treasurer webpage here.

Account Services

The Account Services page contains all the information relating to your account. You may access information on how to manage your university account, tuition schedule, information on refunds, and frequently asked questions.

Veterans and Active Military

Veteran and active military students should contact the Center for American’s Veterans regarding military tuition assistance. The Center also serves as a support and service unit. Forms, contact information, and other relevant information are available at this site.

Sponsored Students

Students who are sponsored by a specific organization, corporation, or governmental agency should contact Delisa Pogue in the Sponsored Students Office.


Account refunds are determined by the Office of the Controller and Treasurer.

Withdrawal from the University

Any student terminating enrollment prior to the end of the semester, except for temporary absences, should initiate a withdrawal request in the myState system (login required). It is available in the Registration menu under the Banner tab. The withdrawal request must be filled out in its entirety; also, it is your responsibility to ensure that your advisor/responsible person in your academic program is aware of your withdrawal. Refunds for tuition and distance learning fee for withdrawals are based on a prorated scale.

Drop Policy

Drops (Fall & Spring Term): Students who reduce their normal course load during a semester to a level which results in a reduction in tuition and distance learning fees may receive a 100 percent refund for the courses dropped through the fifth class day. After the fifth class day, no refunds are made for individual courses dropped.

Drops (Summer Term): Drops for all summer terms will be refunded at 100 percent of tuition and distance learning fees during the first class day. After the first class day, no refunds are made for individual courses dropped.