Estimated Cost of Attendance

Each year, tuition rates are typically finalized around mid-July, so we use an estimated cost of attendance to calculate financial aid packages.

The budget we use to determine your financial need includes tuition, fees, laptop, allowance for housing, food, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses for one academic year (9 months).

Shown below are our estimated budgets for all students in 2021-2022, and you can see the Cost of Attendance Expense Report (PDF) for full details.

Visit the Cost of Attendance website to see the official amounts for tuition and fees as well as residence halls and meal plans.


Undergraduate Budget Estimates

  MN, WI, ND, & SD Residents
Non-Resident
Tuition
$8,100
$14,600
Fees
$1,114
$1,114
DLL Fee (laptop)
$970
$970
Housing & Meals
$9,270 $9,270
Total
$19,454
$25,454

Estimate of Additional Expenses

Books & Supplies
$900
Personal Expenses
$2,000
Transportation
$640

The housing and food 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 $4,520 for the 2021-2022 school year.

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


Annual Budget Estimates for Graduate Students

  MN, WI, ND, & SD Residents
Non-Resident
Tuition
$8,000
$12,080
Fees
$756
$756
Housing & Meals
$9,270
$9,270
Total
$18,026
$22,160

Estimate of Additional Expenses

These are various expenses you'll have each year that are not billed by WSU.

Books & Supplies
$900
Personal Expenses
$2,000
Transportation
$640

Why do Other States get Resident Tuition Rates?

Minnesota has tuition reciprocity arrangements with Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. This means that students from these states pay MN resident tuition rates.

Students from Wisconsin and North Dakota must complete their state’s respective reciprocity application to get a Minnesota resident tuition rate.

For students grandfathered in on the Midwest Compact Rates, you will continue to pay Midwest Compact Rates for this school year.