Rates & Services

Mail ClassesClasses of Mail

A brief description for the general classes of mail services offered by MSU Mail Services.

Domestic Services

  • First Class - domestic airmail weighting up to 13 oz.
  • Priority Mail - domestic airmail weighing over 13 oz.
  • Express Mail - expedited airmail (one or two days), with guaranteed delivery.
  • Standard Post - domestic surface mail (by truck).
  • Media Mail - domestic book rate (by truck). Eligible articles include permanently bound books, videos tapes, and CD's.
  • Library Mail - domestic educational material traveling surface rate from institution to institution.

International Services

  • First-Class Mail International* - international letter mail weighing 4 lbs. or less, traveling by air.  Declarations required for ANY merchandise leaving the U.S.
  • Priority Mail International* - expedited airmail traveling to most international destinations within 6-10 business days (no time guarantee).  Weight and size limits apply.
  • Express Mail International* - expedited airmail traveling to most international destinations within 3-5 working days (no time guarantee).
  • Air M-Bag* -  international service for books or printer matter, weighing from 11 lbs. to 66 lbs. per bag.

*NOTE: CUSTOMS FORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL MAIL MUST NOW BE COMPLETED ONLINE PRIOR TO MAILING. CORRECT FORM IS DETERMINED BY SIZE, WEIGHT, AND REQUIRED SERVICE.

Services Fees

Services & Fees

A detailed outline of rates and fees of the services offered by MSU Mail Services.

First Class Mail

Type 1 oz 2 oz 3 oz
Single Piece Letter    0.49 0.70 0.91 
Single Piece Flat 0.98 1.19 1.40
Single Piece Parcel 2.32 2.32 2.32 
Postcard 0.34

Priority Mail

First Class Mail weighing over 13 oz. is called Priority Mail. Priority endorsements are required on all mail traveling Priority rate.

1 oz - 1 lb, Starting at $5.60 for flat-rate envelope

1 lb - 70 lbs, See USPS Website Rate Charts

Prices are determined by dimensions, weight, and zone of destination.

International Letter Mail

Country Letter Postcard
Canada 1.15 - 1 oz. & 2 oz. 1.15
Mexico 1.15 - 1 oz. 1.15
All Other Countries  1.15 - 1 oz. 1.15

Express Mail

Starting at $19.99 for flat-rate envelope. Additional weights determined by destination.

Certified Mail

$3.30 (in addition to postage)

Insured Mail

Insurance available up to $5,000.00. Cost is determined by value of item.

Registered Mail

Insurance available up to $25,000.00. Cost is determined by actual value.

Return Receipts

$2.70 (in addition to other fees)

Certificate of Mailing

$1.30 (in addition to postage)

USPS Tracking

Electronic confirmation of delivery or attempted delivery date.

    • Priority Mail & Standard Post - Free.
    • First Class Parcel, Media Mail, & Library mail - $1.05