Legacy Tuition and Scholarships

Families who have made Minnesota State Mankato a family tradition are eligible for legacy in-state tuition and alumni legacy scholarships.

Legacy Tuition

Children of Minnesota State Mankato alumni will be offered in-state tuition to attend the University, no matter where they live.

The new legacy tuition policy, which mimics programs already offered at other institutions across the country, effectively eliminates any financial disincentives for children of alumni who might want to attend Minnesota State Mankato.

If one or both of a student's parents, step-parents or adopted parents graduated from Minnesota State Mankato, the student is eligible to pay in-state tuition rates. This does not include students in reciprocity states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin or students in programs with one tuition rate for all students regardless of residency.

Apply for Legacy in-state tuition

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Association established the Legacy Scholarship to honor families who have made Minnesota State Mankato a tradition. The scholarship is awarded to students whose parents or grandparents graduated from Minnesota State Mankato and is open to undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a parent or grandparent who graduated from Minnesota State Mankato
  2. Be entering sophomore year at the time of application
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  4. Demonstrate campus and community involvement
  5. It is not automatic and is a competitive application basis

The Legacy Scholarship will open February 2021!

Apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship

For questions, contact:

Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admissions
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Fax: 507-389-1511
Phone: 1-507-389-1822,
1-800-722-0544 or
1-800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY) or
711 (MRS/TTY)