Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA)
The Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) is an independent, non-profit organization financed and operated by students.
The mission of the MSUSA is to educate and inform students about higher education issues that affect their lives as students while providing opportunities for these students to use this knowledge to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State University students.
MSUSA represents students at the university system (MNSCU), state and federal levels. The association organizes students to actively engage in and affect policy decisions at the system, state and federal levels.
MSUSA serves as a resource for a variety of student concerns, such as: rising tuition costs, textbook prices, affordable childcare for student parents and transfer issues.
MSUSA is funded by a $0.43 per credit fee, paid by all students enrolled at a Minnesota state university. MSUSA serves nearly 70,000 students attending Minnesota's seven state universities: Bemidji, Mankato, Metropolitan (St. Paul/Minneapolis), Moorhead, St. Cloud, Southwest (Marshall) and Winona.
MSUSA trains students in skill sets helpful for personal and professional development, while encouraging participation in all forms of civic engagement.