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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Fees

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Fee charges are set based on authority found in Minnesota Statutes. The Minnesota State Board of Trustees sets maximum fee rates on behalf of all of its state colleges and universities - MSU fees are within these caps. Local consultation with the Student Association's Student Senate and its Student Allocations Committee results in the development of a plan for the use of these fees. The allocation and per credit hour rate plans endorsed by the Student Senate are submitted to the University President through the Vice President for Student Affairs. The University President makes the final decision on rates and allocations.

Breakdown of Student Fees - 2017-2018

Per Credit (1-11) Band (12-18)

Student Activity Fee

$8.12 $97.44

Student Union Fee

$10.91 $130.92

State-Wide Student
Government Fee

$0.47 $7.03

Technology Fee

$9.81 $117.72

Health Service Fee

$5.41 $64.92
Campus Rec Facility Fee $2.50 $30.00
Intercollegiate Athletics Fee $3.71 $44.52


$40.93 $492.55

Student Fee Archive Rates

Student Activity Fee

A fee assessed to provide as broad and comprehensive a program as possible for the cultural, social, athletic, physical enhancement of students (i.e., campus intramural sports and recreation, Music ensembles, Reporter, student leadership and development, Student Senate, Theater, international student activities, Green Transportation, etc.).

Student Activity Fee Information

Student Union Fee

A fee assessed to pay down debt service for the student unions planned renovations of which are funded through a public bonding program administered by Minnesota State. The fee, together with the student union's self generated revenues, covers such other costs as liability insurance, utilities, equipment and furniture replacement, and union staff salaries and supplies. Note: Minnesota state tax dollars or MSU tuition receipts are not used to support the construction or operation of the Student Union.

State-Wide Government Fee

A fee paid to the MN State University Student Association (MSUSA). MSUSA lobbies for the interests of state university students both on the state and federal level. Delegate assemblies are held periodically during the academic year where representatives from the various state university student senates hammer out position statements, adopt the annual MSUSA budget, discuss matters affecting students within the seven four year state universities. MSUSA is the official voice of all students with these institutions: Minnesota State University, Mankato; St. Cloud State University; Winona State University; Minnesota State University-Moorhead; Metropolitan State University; Bemidji State University; and Southwest Minnesota State University.

Technology Fee

A fee assessed for acquisition upgrading and/or maintenance of technology for academic and student support activities. The fee revenue is used to provide or enhance student access to technology services such as the MavNET wireless network, MavDISK, MavMAIL, Academic Computer Center, satellite labs, myMSU, MavPRINT, Distance learning support, Tech Rec, Memorial Library lab, IMS and technology devices in the classroom (i.e., projectors).

Health Services Fee

A fee assessed to provide medical care through physician assessment, treatment, and related support services (i.e., pharmacy, lab and referral). Health service fees also are used to provide prevention orientated health education programs, and counseling and support services to students with special needs (i.e., eating disorders, alcohol and other substance abuse). Health Services is located in the Carkoski Commons comlex.

Campus Rec Facility Fee

A fee assessed to pay down debt service and operating/maintenance costs of an estimated $8.5 million for improvements to the outdoor recreation facilities/grounds. Campus Recreation website.

Intercollegiate Athletics Fee

A fee assessed to fund partial operational support for intercollegiate athletic programs, while providing currently enrolled students an opportunity to enjoy prepaid admission to regular season, home athletic events (other limited restrictions may apply).

Student Activity Allotments and Operating Budgets

Health Services Fee & Athletic Fee Operating Budgets