Tuition and fees
Tuition at Minnesota State Colleges and universities is lower than tuition at most other colleges, universities and trade schools because the state of Minnesota pays a portion of the cost of your education if you are a state resident.
Financial aid can help you pay for college
About one-half of students in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities receive financial aid to help pay the cost of college. Tax credits for students also can help lower your net costs.
Systemwide tuition due dates
- Fall Semester 2012
Common tuition due date: August 6, 2012
- Spring Semester 2013
Common tuition due date: December 20, 2012
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 23 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask the college or university about its tuition policies.
Room and board
The cost for a double room and board at a state university averages $6,266 for one year. Some two-year colleges also have housing on campus or nearby, and many others can help you find housing in the area. The costs of these options will vary.
Compare College Costs
The college cost comparison chart includes tuition and fees information for public and private colleges and universities throughout Minnesota.