You can't put a price tag on a degree from Winona State.
But we are pleased to be one of the most affordable college options in Minnesota. And we'll do everything in our power to keep it at a reasonable cost.
Tuition & Fees
|Resident & Reciprocity
(MN, ND, SD & WI)
|Tuition & Fees||$8,834||Tuition & Fees||$15,014|
|Laptop & Tech Support||$970||Laptop & Tech Support||$970|
|Room & Meal Plan||$9,190||Room & Meal Plan||$9,190|
|Total Per Year
||$18,994||Total Per Year
These annual totals are estimates based on full-time enrollment and popular housing and meal plan packages.
See the full details for 2020-2021 tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
Hey Neighbor, come on over!
If you live in a neighboring state, reciprocity agreements mean that you'll pay about the same amount to attend WSU as someone from Minnesota. Right now, students from Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota can apply for reciprocity tuition rates.
Future Warriors from Illinois, Iowa and other states can still get a great deal with the Renewable Resident Tuition Scholarship.
WSU also welcomes our neighbors from farther afield. International students can learn more about the tuition rates, fees and scholarships that apply to them.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
98% of First Year Students Receive Financial Aid
It's time to show you the money. Our Financial Aid Office is about to become your best friend.
Chances are you'll be one of the 94% of students who qualify for some type of financial aid. Financial aid is a wide range of options to help you pay for college-- everything from scholarships to grants to loans.
WSU offers several scholarships just for first-year students as well as some exclusively for transfer students. Then there's $1.4 million awarded in scholarships from the WSU Foundation—not to mention all the academic program scholarships and any outside scholarships you might find.
Many students also work part-time during college to help cover tuition costs and living expenses. In fact, nearly 1,300 students work on campus each year to build their resumes and their bank accounts.
Feeling Nervous about Student Loans?
We get it—with all the news stories about student debt, you're not sure taking out loans to go to college is really worth it.
But here are some stats about WSU students that don't make the national headlines.
- 68% of students take out about $23,000 in federal student loan debt to cover their education at WSU
- WSU graduates who took out loans have an average salary of $42,500. Plus they are almost certainly working in their field –97% of grads have jobs related to their degree!
- 75% of students are already paying off their debts—which is well above the national average of 47%
- Just 3.4% of WSU students default on their loans versus 11.5% nationally
The truth is that WSU students are pretty responsible borrowers. Students loans are a lot more manageable than you think, and financial aid advisors can help you figure things out along the way.
Calculate Your Cost
Everyone's financial situation is different, and there are a lot of factors in figuring out just how much you will pay at WSU. Even so, WSU has been named one of the "Best Colleges for Your Money" by Time Money Magazine.
Use the Net Calculator to get a better sense of how much it will cost you to attend WSU.
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