Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition & Payments

Your graduate education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. This information should be used only as a guideline for estimating charges. All fees are subject to change without notice.


Tuition 2013-14 Michigan Resident
Per Credit
Out of State Resident
Per Credit
Per Credit
 Master's  $497.00  $746.00  $746.00
 Doctorate in Community College Leadership (Ed.D)  $586.00  $586.00  N/A
 Optometry (OD)  $603.00  $905.00  $905.00
 Pharmacy (Pharm D)  $591.00  $887.00  $887.00


Financial Aid & Scholarships

The program qualifies for graduate financial aid through traditional state and federal programs. We recommend that all students contact the financial aid office to determine if they are eligible for any aid at 231-591-2110 or by email to for financial aid information.

Tuition Payments & E-Bill

There are two options available for paying tuition: the traditional payment plan or the deferred payment plan. In the traditional payment plan, all charges are due on the first billing date, prior to the first day of classes. This will require the entire account to be paid, leaving a $0 balance.

In the deferred payment plan you are required to pay 50% of the current charges listed on the first bill, plus 100% of any past-semester charges. There is a one-time $30 deferred processing fee per semester. You will receive electronic updated invoices for the second and third installments. These statements will reflect previous payments and additional charges that have been placed on the account (e.g., financial aid disbursements, personal payments, book charges, etc.).

Tuition is due by noon on Friday before the semester begins. $100 late fee to re-enroll if dropped for non-payment

Payment Methods

You can pay using the following methods:

  • Cash: In person only at the Timme Center for Student Services.

  • Check: You may mail or deliver a check to the Timme Center for Student Services or with no convenience fee to the address below. Always include your campus ID number on the check.

    Ferris State University
    Business Operations CSS 101PA
    1201 S. State Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Online: Log into your E-bill site via your MyFSU.

    E-Check (electronic debit to your checking or savings account)
    Credit Card (includes 2.75% convenience fee. FSU does not accept VISA)

If you would like more information, visit

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