Tuition & Expenses

We’re committed to providing you a world-class art and design education at a remarkably affordable price.

Official tuition rates are announced in mid-July for the upcoming academic year. Please see Quick Links for the Tuition and Fee Rates and the Cost of Attendance PDFs.

Tuition Differential 2014

Kendall Extends Resident Tuition Rates to U.S., Canada

Paperless Billing

Ferris State University uses a paperless billing system. Instead of sending a paper bill via USPS, students and their authorized users will receive email notifications for billing statements that will be available online through E-Bill.

Students may select one of four different payment plans each semester to pay off their tuition and other charges. Students who do not choose a payment plan will automatically be enrolled in Payment Option 4.

The E-Bill feature is available to students through their MyFSU account. Students need to set up authorized user access in E-bill before those that would need access to your billing statement, such as parents, can be notified. Students may add authorized users to their account under the E-Bill link on MyFSU by clicking on "Authorized Users."

This authorized user access would allow others to receive monthly emails regarding your consolidated student tuition bill, see the detailed statement, and pay online using a checking or savings account or credit card. The consolidated student bill can include charges such as tuition, books, parking permits, software charges, and library fines.

Payment Plans

Ferris State University offers four payment plan options to pay total semester charges.

  • Payment Option 1: 50/25/25% payments
    • 50% of tuition due on December 16. Late enrollment between December 16 - January 10 will require payment of the first installment.
    • 25% of tuition due on January 10.
    • 25% of tuition due on February 17.
    • A $30 charge will be added to the account for enrollment in this plan. Plan may adjust as additional charges/credits are added.
    • Account is subject to 2% late fees for missed payments.
    • Classes are subject to being dropped if payment is not submitted on time.
  • Payment Option 2: 25/25/25/25% payments
    • 25% of tuition due on December 16. Late enrollment between December 16 - January 10 will require payment of the first installment.
    • 25% of tuition due on January 10.
    • 25% of tuition due on February 17.
    • 25% of tuition due on March 17.
    • A $30 charge will be added to the account for enrollment in this plan. Plan may adjust as additional charges/credits are added.
    • Account is subject to 2% late fees for missed payments.
    • Classes are subject to being dropped if payment is not submitted on time.
  • Payment Option 3: 33/33/33% payments
    • 33% of tuition due on December 16. Late enrollment between December 16 - January 10 will require payment of the first installment.
    • 33% of tuition due on January 10.
    • 33% of tuition due on February 17.
    • A $30 charge will be added to the account for enrollment in this plan. Plan may adjust as additional charges/credits are added.
    • Account is subject to 2% late fees for missed payments.
    • Classes are subject to being dropped if payment is not submitted on time.
  • Payment Option 4: 100% payment
    • Pay in full by December 16. Late enrollment between December 16 - January 10 will require payment in full.
    • No enrollment needed. Avoid the $30 deferred payment charge.
    • Classes are subject to being dropped if payment is not submitted on time.
  • How to enroll in a payment plan:
    • Log into MyFSU and click on the E-Bill link on the left side under Login Links
    • Click on Payment Plans at the top of your E-Bill page
    • Click on Enroll Now button
    • Select the Term
    • Select the Payment Plan that you wish to enroll in
    • View details of the selected plan, click continue
    • View account charges and credits included in the payment plan, click Display Payment Schedule
    • View payment amount and due dates, you may choose to include a down payment at this step, and re-calculate payment plan installment amounts. May also choose to set up Automatic Payments at this step, click continue
    • When setting up Automatic Payments, click the Yes button and click continue. A message will pop up to notify you that you will not be able to pay with a credit card (automatic payments are with e-check only), click ok then click continue. Select your payment method from the drop down (e-check only), click Select. Enter your bank account and billing information. Save payment method, click Continue. Automatic Payment amounts will automatically adjust to the charges on your account.
    • If Automatic Payments are not set up, you are responsible for submitting each payment on time. If payments are not made on time a 2% late fee will be added.
    • View payment plan agreement and check the "I agree" box, click continue.

    Following the above steps will enroll the student in a payment plan. You will receive an e-mail from “E-bill” when you have enrolled and also for any changes through the process. You will also receive a reminder e-mail when a payment due date is approaching.

    • Read your E-bill carefully to ensure you are making the appropriate payment for the proper due date.
    • Students who have sufficient financial aid to cover their semester charges in full do not need to make a payment.
    • Students who do not have sufficient financial aid to cover their semester charges need to pay their installment after financial aid to avoid having their class schedules dropped.
      • Business Operations will place a registration hold on students who have had their classes dropped for non-payment.
      • Students will be notified via their MyFSU email if their class schedule has been dropped.
      • Dropped students who are rescheduling during drop/add will need to have sufficient financial aid to cover their balance or select a payment plan and pay the required amount due for the first installment (after financial aid) and the additional late registration hold will be lifted. Past due balances must be paid in full.
    • Students Registering During Late Registration Before Drop/Add Period:
    • Students who have their first registration activity during the late registration period (typically after the first payment date), will not have an E-bill statement placed online for them. Instead, they will need to look at their current activity in E-bill to view their charges and pending financial aid. These students will need to select a payment plan and make the required first installment after financial aid is paid by the business day before classes begin to avoid having their classes dropped.

    • Students Registering After Late Registration During Drop/Add Period:
    • Students who have no registration activity by the end of late registration, will also be charged the late registration fee of $100 when registration is completed. These students will also have a Business Operations hold placed on their account and will need to have sufficient financial aid or select a payment plan and make the required payment (after financial aid) to have the hold lifted prior to registration.

    • Students Registering For Additional Credits After Drop/Add Is Completed:
    • Students who wish to add additional credits via a registration form approved by an instructor and/or Dean's Office need to have sufficient financial aid or pay the amount due depending on the payment plan that was selected at the beginning of the semester.

    • Students Registering After Drop/Add Is Completed:
    • If a student is not registered by the 5th day for the semester, the Business Operations registration hold will not be lifted except in cases of a successful appeal. As a part of this appeal, students must have sufficient financial aid or enroll in a payment plan and make the required payment depending on the payment plan that was selected (after financial aid) to have the hold lifted prior to registration, and the additional late registration fee of $100. Past due balances must be paid in full.

    • You may contact the Business Operations Office in Big Rapids at (231) 591-2125 with any questions.
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