Printing at MSU

MSU Print is the centrally supported printing solution for MSU students, faculty, staff, and departments. More than 6.5 million pages are printed each year.

Cost to Print

As of September 1st, 2018 Black-and-white prints are:

  • 6 cents per 8.5 x 11 page
  • 8 cents per 8.5 x 11 duplex page (double sided)
  • 10 cents per 11 x 17 page

Color prints are:

  • 40 cents per 8.5 x 11 page
  • 80 cents per 11 x 17 page

Double-sided printing counts as two pages. All lab computers default to double sided (duplex) print.  Print credits can be purchased by credit card, Spartan Cash, and student receivable accounts.


Our Black-and-white printers use 20lb paper which is 30% post consumer recycled and the Color printers use 24lb paper.

We use Hewlett Packard printer toner with recycled content.

Computer Lab Printing

Printing is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, in many locations, depending on computer lab building hours.

If printing from a computer in the lab or at the Main or Gast Business Libraries, your print job will come off the local printer assigned to that lab.

Printing from your Laptop (Web Print)

If using your laptop:

  1. Log into MSU Print with your MSU NetID credentials.
  2. Go to the “Web Print” section of the application.

How to print wirelessly:

  1. Log into
  2. Click Web Print.
  3. Click Submit a Job.
  4. Select a printer location and click Print Options and Account Selection.
  5. Enter the number of copies and click Upload Documents.
  6. Click Upload from Computer, select your file, and click Upload & Complete.
  7. Click Held in a Queue. (This may take a moment).
  8. Click Print and select a printer.

“Web Print” is only available from the MSU campus locations and can be uploaded and released from anywhere on campus (using MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPG, and Plain Text File formats).

The MSU community can send print jobs via to printers across campus.

Print Support Articles

Getting started with MSU Print.

Department Printing

Departments can also request that printers be deployed in specific unit locations as part of MSU Print. Contact the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or to request.