Cost of Attendance 2011-2012

This is an estimated cost of attendance.  Final tuition rates have not been set by the Minnesota State College and University Board.  Please use this information as a guide to help you budget for the upcoming school year.

Undergraduate Budget 

  MN Resident  Non-Resident** WI Reciprocity 
 Tuition   $6,660  $11,780  $6,260
 Fees  $920  $920  $920

 Room and Board*

 $7,540  $7,540  $7,540
 Digital LL Fee  $960  $960  $960
 Total  $16,080  $21,200  $15,680

 

The room and board costs listed above are used for students living on or off campus.  They are based on the average cost of living on campus.  If you are living on campus, you can check out the Housing and Residence Life website for your exact room and board costs.  The room and board budget when you are living with your parents is $4,000 for the 2011-2012 school year.

Tuition is based on a full-time course load of 12-18 credits per semester.  Minnesota grant and scholarship programs consider 15+ credits to be full-time.  Fees cover student activities, health services, and student union programs. 

Additional Expenses
You should also plan on the following annual miscellaneous expenses that are not billed by WSU.

Books & Supplies  $1,200 
Personal Expenses $2,300 
Transportation  $640 
Loan Fees  $120 

Graduate Budget

   MN Resident Non-Resident**  WI Reciprocity  ND & SD Reciprocity 
 Tuition   $6,100      $9,020  $6,000  $6,100
 Fees  $540  $540  $540  $540
 Room & Board  $7,540  $7,540  $7,540  $7,540
 Total  $14,180  $17,100  $14,080  $14,180

Tuition is based on a full-time course load of 9 credits per semester.  Financial Aid considers full-time enrollment at 6 credits per semester.

Additional Expenses
You should also plan on the following annual miscellaneous expenses that are not billed by WSU.

 Books & Supplies   $1,200 
 Personal Expenses  $2,300
 Transportation  $640
 Loan Fees  $120

** Reduced Tuition

Minnesota has tuition reciprocity arrangements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  If you are a resident of one of these states, you are eligible to pay tuition rates that compare with those of a state school in your home state.  The Midwest Student Exchange Program also qualifies students from Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska for reduced tuition (approximately 30% off of the non-resident tuition rate).

Budget Variance

Student's attending Rochester Center may see a difference in the cost of tuition and fees.  Please check your billing statement for actual costs.  The room and board budget when you are living with your parents is $4,000 for the 2011-2012 school year.