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A college degree is an investment in your future. Every effort is made to maintain high academic standards at the lowest possible cost to you, the student. Educational expenses will vary according to your personal needs, degree program, and course choices.

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Graduate Costs

Use our Graduate School's cost of education calculator to estimate expenses based on your online degree or certificate program.

2019–20 Estimated Undergraduate Expenses

  Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
  One Semester Academic Year
(Two Semesters)
One Semester Academic Year
(Two Semesters)
Tuition1 $7,830 $15,660 $17,448 $34,896
Required Fees2 $150 $300 $150 $300
Lab and Course Fees (estimated) $287 $574 $287 $574
Room and Board3 $5,502 $11,004 $5,502 $11,004
Books and Supplies (estimated) $600 $1,200 $600 $1,200
Personal Needs and Travel (estimated) $870 $1,740 $870 $1,740
Loan Origination Fee4 $32 $64 $32 $64
Total5 $14,836 $29,672 $23,876 $47,752
  1. For students taking 12-18 credits during the fall and/or spring semester. Students taking less than 12 credits will be charged on a per credit basis (resident: $591, non-resident: $1,292). This per credit price also applies to any credit taken over 18 credits. Students attending during summer semesters will be charged on a per credit rate.

    Students who have earned 60 or more credits, including transfer credit, credit earned through early college or dual enrollment, or AP, IB, or CLEP will be charged upper-division tuition.
  2. Any courses taken online incur an additional fee of $38 per credit hour. Additional required fees per semester, for on-campus students, include:
    • Fall and Spring Activity Fee—$60.00 (not assessed in summer)
    • Fall and Spring Experience Tech Fee—$90.00 (not assessed in summer)
  3. Room and Board rates vary depending on hall assignment and meal plan selection.
  4. The loan origination fees estimated above are only charged to those students receiving federal direct loans.
  5. Tuition, fees, and room and board are payable each semester.

Note: International students will be assessed a $250 per semester surcharge (excluding summer semester).

Incoming engineering and engineering management majors are required to have a laptop for in-class use. For more information, including possible financing options, visit the College of Engineering Laptop Requirement page.

2019–20 Estimated Graduate Expenses

  Fall Spring Summer* Annual
Tuitiona, b $8,550 $8,550 $950 $18,050
Required Feesc $124 $124 $10 $258
Lab and Course Fees (estimated) $71 $71 $ - $142
Room and Boardd $4,744 $4,744 $4,744 $14,232
Books and Supplies (estimated) $300 $300 $100 $700
Personal Needs and Travel (estimated, includes health insurance) $1,733 $1,733 $1,733 $5,199
Loan Origination Feee $80 $80 $ - $160
Total $15,955 $15,955 $7,966 $39,875
    1. Tuition total ($1067 per credit) is based on 9 credits per semester.
    2. Students in research mode are assessed tuition at $299 per credit hour for nine research credits. These students may register for courses in addition to research credits. Tuition for courses is assessed at the full, regular rate.
    3. Any courses taken online incur an additional fee of $38 per credit hour. 
      Required fees per semester, for on-campus students, include:
      • Fall Activity Fee—$50.00
      • Spring Activity Fee—$50.00
      • Summer Activity Fee—$10.00
      • Experience Tech Fee—$74.00 per semester (not assessed in Summer)
    4. Room and Board estimates assume students live in Michigan Tech Apartments (two-bedroom/double occupancy) using the Gold Meal Plan. Costs may vary depending on your situation.
    5. The loan origination fees estimated above are only charged to those students receiving federal loans.

* A student who is enrolled for one credit during the summer semester is considered full time.

Note: International students will be assessed a $250 per semester surcharge (excluding summer semester). Newly admitted international students who are enrolling at Michigan Tech for the first time will be assessed an additional, one-time, $100 international graduate student enrollment surcharge at the start of their first semester of enrollment.

One tuition rate, regardless of where you live (in-state, out-of-state, or international)

Undergraduate Costs

Differential tuition rates apply to degree-seeking students attending Michigan Tech. Non-degree seeking and dual enrollment students will be billed at the appropriate rate for their credit load.

Refer to our Undergraduate Admissions cost of attendance information to estimate expenses for your online courses.


Refer to the schedule of classes for exact lab/course fees. Any course that is taken online also incurs a $38 per-credit fee.

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