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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cost of Attendance

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Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated direct and indirect school-related costs for each academic year.

2008 - 2009 Academic Year
Average Estimated Educational Costs

Cost Category Graduates
Direct Education Costs
      Tuition (MN/SD/ND/Manitoba) $5,1082
      Fees4 594
      Books/Supplies  658
Maintenance Costs
      Room/Board $5,730*
      Transportation/Parking 1,000
      Laundry 270
      Clothing 824
Total Costs
(MN/SD/ND/Manitoba) $14,964

Non-Resident Additional Costs +$3,2986
Total Non-Resident Costs $18,262
Wisconsin Tuition Adjustment -50
Wisconsin Total $14,914
Midwest Compact Adjustment +2,5547
Midwest Compact Total $17,518

  1. Reflects Minnesota resident tuition based on 18 graduate credits.  Residents of reciprocity states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) pay comparable rates.
  2. Reflects 18 credits for an academic year.
  3. Fees are assessed at approximately $31.25 per credit, up to 12 credits per semester, 12-18 credit band fees per semester, plus $30.00 per semester Recreation Fee
  4. Reflects difference between resident and non-resident tuition for 16 graduate credits
  5. Compact includes states of Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska

* This figure represents average costs.  Actual costs for Residential Life Housing and off-campus accommodations will vary.  These costs vary according to meal plan selections and room choices for Residential Life. Students living in off-campus accommodations may select a meal plan from Residential Life.

NOTE: The costs are estimated based on currently available information.  Changes may occur as a result of institutional, state, and/or federal policy or regulation requirements.

Prior Years