Application Fee

All programs (GUPPY, IS4GT,MST, and MSTL) require a $75 nonrefundable application fee.


GUPPY 3-4:

AM session or weekend: $350

All Day (during the week): $650 (includes lunches)

GUPPY 5-6:

AM session or weekend: $350

All Day (during the week): $650 (includes lunches)

IS4GT, MST or MSTL: $895 commuter (includes lunches), $1,995 residential the week of July 15, 2024

Tuition Payment Information

GUPPY, IS4GT, MST and MSTL: Once accepted into the program, each student must pay half tuition 7 days after acceptance. The remaining balance will be due 7 days later. Contact the GATE office if a payment plan is needed. However, please realize that tuition must be paid in full within 2 weeks of acceptance.


University Quality Inn


Call in and request a room under 'MSU gifted and talented' or 'MSU GATE'

AC Hotel Lansing University Area

$139 Overnight rate / $159 Suite

Book your corporate rate for Michigan State University Travel

Hyatt House Lansing East – University Area

$134 Overnight rate / Long-Term stays available

Book your stay at the Hyatt House Lansing East - University Area Hotel!

**MSU GATE is not affiliated in any way with the hotels listed above. Families are responsible for their students' safety, transportation, and activites associated during a hotel stay and is not included in any tuition paid to MSU GATE.

Financial Aid

See the Financial Aid page for more details.

How to Pay

See Payment Options page for more details.

Other Costs

GUPPY, IS4GT,MST, and MSTL: Parents are responsible for getting their students to and from camp. Students should bring a small amount of personal spending money for souvenirs, etc.

Change Fee: $25 change fee for students who request a program change or add additional tracks for any reason after acceptance.

Cancellation Policy

All programs, or classes within a program, may be subject to a minimum enrollment and may be canceled at the discretion of the GATE office.

Refunds and Withdrawals

  • The application fee of $75 is nonrefundable.
  • No tuition, meal fees, or other related program expenses are refundable.
  • If classes or programs are canceled by the GATE office, application fee and tuition would then be refunded.