HLA Tuition and Financial Aid Considerations

The HLA major provides unique benefits to adult students seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree while balancing commitments to work and family.

  • The program’s fully online format provides greater flexibility and accessibility for working students.  
  • Academic advisors are experienced in working with adult students and provide individualized services to meet the unique needs of each student.
  • Technologies that enhance the online teaching and learning experience must continue to be incorporated and maintained to ensure the highest quality experience possible.

In order to offer these specific benefits, the HLA program has unique tuition and financial aid considerations for students in the program.


Tuition & Fees

The HLA major follows an online differential tuition rate as follows:

  • Please refer to this Tuition and Fee table for the per-credit rate for HLA courses and for the rates that apply to the other coursework you will take at WSU. Regardless of whether you are in-state or out-of-state you will pay the Undergraduate Health Leadership & Admin rate for all required courses within the program. Credits you take at WSU that count toward electives or the general education program will be billed at the per-credit rate according to what type of resident you are. Please call the Student Accounts office at 800.242.8978 ext. 5076 for more information.
  • General Education courses will follow the tuition and fee rates of the college/university and campus at which the course is taken.

All tuition is subject to change by the Minnesota State College and University Board.

Financial Aid While Attending More Than One Minnesota State Institution

HLA majors are enrolled through, and receive their degree from Winona State University, but students may take some online elective and/or general education courses through other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State).

WSU will coordinate the review, approval and disbursement of financial aid for HLA-related coursework within the Minnesota State system. Once financial aid is dispersed, students taking coursework at any other Minnesota State institution for a given semester are responsible for making payments for those courses directly to the appropriate institution(s).

Students will also need to complete a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement each semester they take coursework at both WSU and another institution.

If a change is made to a student's schedule that voids information that was previously submitted on a Consortium Agreement, a second Consortium Agreement must be submitted.

For example, if a student drops or changes sections of a course that was listed on an initial Consortium Agreement, a second should be submitted that notifies the Financial Aid office that a change has been made.

For more information about financial aid processes, contact the WSU Financial Aid office at 507.457.5090.