Tuition & Financial Support


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.

The figures below is drawn from Ferris' Business Office webpages. For complete information please visit their pages.

Tuition 2015-2016 Michigan Resident
Per Credit
Out of State Resident
Per Credit
Per Credit
 Master's Level  $527.00  $790.00  $790.00
 Doctorate in Community College Leadership (Ed.D)  $620.00  $620.00  N/A
 Optometry (OD)  $638.00  $957.00  $957.00
 Pharmacy (Pharm D)  $626.00  $939.00  $939.00

Financial Aid

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.

Useful information:


Ferris offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to its students.To access the full list of opportunities and to submit your application, use either of the two links below as appropriate.

Admitted Students: If you are an admitted student (you have a MyFSU user name and password) please follow these instructions to submit your applications: Log in to MyFSU > Academics and Services tab > Financial Aid Forms and Links channel > select "MyScholarships."

Tuition Payments & E-Bill

Ferris offers two payment plans for paying tuition: the traditional payment plan and the deferred payment plan.

Traditional Payment Plan: No deferred processing fee. 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.

Deferred Payment Plans: $30 Enrollment fee per semester; choose one of three options in MyFSU. The first payment is due prior to the start of class. An updated electronic invoice will be issued for the remaining installments.

To Access and View Your Bill: Log into E-Bill via your MyFSU account by clicking on the "E-Bill" link on the MyFSU tab under Login Links. Billing statements will only be provided electronically, no paper bills will be issued.

Tuition is due by the date listed on your E-Bill in MyFSU before the semester begins. If no payment is made, a $100 late fee will be charged to re-enroll in class. For any questions regarding billing and payments, contact the Business Office at (231) 591-3972.

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 with no service fee to the address below. Always include your student ID number on the check.

    Ferris State University
    Student Financial Services CSS 101PA
    1201 S. State Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Online: Log in to your E-bill site via your MyFSU.
    E-Check (electronic debit to your checking or savings account)
    Credit Card (includes 2.75% service fee)

If you would like more information, visit our FAQ.

Last updated: 07-15-2016