License Plates

license plateEvery day, Michigan State University alumni and friends demonstrate their Spartan pride and commitment in a variety of meaningful ways. One of the ways you've shown your support is through the purchase and display of an MSU fundraiser license plate featuring MSU's Spartan helmet logo.  

The Spartan helmet has come to be recognized in Michigan, across the United States and around the world as a distinctive symbol of MSU and what it means to be a Spartan. At a glance, the Spartan helmet communicates MSU's tradition of excellence and its commitment to advance the common good in uncommon ways.


State of Michigan/MSU License Plate Information

To replace a valid license plate with a Michigan State University plate or to purchase a collector version, you will need to complete the application at the link below. When you purchase an MSU plate, $25 of the $35 purchase fee is given back to the university to support student scholarships and programming.

For an additional pro-rated fee, your plate may be personalized. Check for the availability of a personalized plate using Plate it Your Way. Personalized plates may only be ordered at a Secretary of State office. Your new plate will arrive by mail within 21 days.

Note: A $10 fee is added to your vehicle registration fee when renewing a fundraising plate each year. The university receives the $10.

To Purchase by MAIL: Complete the order form below. If paying by check or money order, make payable to the State of Michigan. You may also pay by Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit card. Mail the completed application along with payment to:

Michigan Department of State Renewal By Mail Unit, Lansing, MI 48918.

To Purchase by FAX: If purchasing by fax, you must pay by credit card. Fax the completed application to 517-322-6822, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 

State of Michigan/MSU License Plate Order Form (PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions


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