Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

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Your 37 state colleges and universities offer the lowest tuition and fees in Minnesota, giving you access to first-rate education options throughout the state and the ability to avoid or limit debt. Financial aid can help offset costs and help manage payments.

2018-2019 annual undergraduate tuition and fee rates (based on full-time students without 30 credits)

Minnesota State Colleges

Alexandria Technical & Community College
$5,416
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
$5,049
Anoka Technical College
$5,584
Central Lakes College
$5,431
Century College
$5,436
Dakota County Technical College
$5,711
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
$5,318
Hennepin Technical College
$5,232
Hibbing Community College
$5,309
Inver Hills Community College
$5,333
Itasca Community College
$5,324
Lake Superior College
$5,188
Mesabi Range College
$5,324
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
$5,396
Minnesota State College Southeast
$5,609
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
$5,358
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
$5,687
Normandale Community College
$5,790
North Hennepin Community College
$5,542
Northland Community & Technical College
$5,082
Northwest Technical College
$5,488
Pine Technical & Community College
$5,082
Rainy River Community College
$5,324
Ridgewater College
$5,424
Riverland Community College
$5,562
Rochester Community and Technical College
$5,630
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
$5,376
Saint Paul College
$5,561
South Central College
$5,491
Vermilion Community College
$5,324


Minnesota State Universities

Bemidji State University
$8,696
Metropolitan State University
$7,879
Minnesota State University, Mankato
$8,184
Minnesota State University Moorhead
$8,574
St. Cloud State University
$8,265
Southwest Minnesota State University
$8,636
Winona State University
$8,456


Compare Minnesota State rates with the University of Minnesota, private colleges and universities, and private for-profits colleges:

  • Augsburg College $33,838
  • Bethany Lutheran College $27,780
  • Bethel University $37,300
  • Carleton College $54,759
  • College of Saint Benedict $45,264
  • College of Saint Scholastica $29,582
  • Concordia College $40,042
  • Concordia University, St. Paul $22,275
  • Crown College $26,190
  • Dunwoody College of Technology $19,870
  • Gustavus Adolphus College $45,093
  • Hamline University $41,290
  • Herzing University $17,451
  • Macalester College $54,344
  • Martin Luther College $15,410
  • North Central University $24,240
  • Oak Hills Christian College $17,314
  • St. Catherine University $34,004
  • St. John's University $44,990
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota $35,030
  • St. Olaf College $47,840
  • University of Northwestern $29,985
  • University of St. Thomas $39,604
  • Argosy University $17,100
  • Capella University $14,184
  • Institute of Production & Recording $19,550
  • Minnesota School of Business/Globe University $14,625
  • Minneapolis Business College $15,900
  • Rasmussen College $14,160
  • Walden University $15,266

The costs of Minnesota State colleges and universities are for average full-time tuition and fees per year for Minnesota residents. Some colleges and universities charge additional fees. Fees vary by program. For exact tuition and fees, contact the admissions office at the college or university that interests you. The costs do not include room and board for any institution listed.

Not from Minnesota? Most colleges and universities that are part of Minnesota State offer in-state tuition rates to residents of other states. For reciprocity information, click here. Check with the college or university you wish to attend for details.

All veterans, service members, and their families receive in-state tuition.