Affordability at Winona State


You can't put a price tag on a degree from Winona State. But we tried.

The good news: it's not that bad. And we'll do everything in our power to make it even more affordable.

Tuition & Fees

Resident & Reciprocity
(MN, ND, SD & WI)

Tuition & Fees $8,698 Tuition & Fees $14,798
Laptop & Tech Support $970 Laptop & Tech Support $970
Room & Meal Plan $9,330 Room & Meal Plan $9,330
Total Per Year
$18,998 Total Per Year

These annual totals are estimates based on full-time enrollment and popular housing and meal plan packages.

See all the details about how 2019-2020 cost of attendance is calculated for WSU students and WSU-Rochester 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.


93% of Students Get Financial Aid Their First Year

Scholarships & 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 85% 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.


Explore Scholarships for Freshmen
Explore Scholarships for Transfer Students

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.

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.

Want more info about how to pay for college?

This guide will walk you through steps to plan for tuition costs and create college-friendly budget. Here's info for your parents about paying for college, too.