Tuition and Fees

Estimated Expenses and Financial Assistance

Tuition, fees, and room and board charges are subject to change by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. You are required to maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 6 credits, 3 of which may be taken online/from a distance. Estimates are based on nine or more credits per semester.

Tuition & Fees (Estimate) Expense
Beginning Fall 2022, new incoming Graduate students who are non-residents or international can expect a non-resident tuition rate equal to 150% of the in-state rate. (Example: If the Minnesota resident rate is $427.45 per credit, the non-resident rate would be $641.18 per credit.)   
9 Fall Semester Credits** $4,237
9 Spring Semester Credits** $4,237
Total for Fall & Spring Semesters $8,474
Room & Board (Estimate) Expense

On-Campus Housing (9 months)

(Based on average ON-campus room & meal costs)

Total for Room & Board (9 months) $9,336
Miscellaneous Expenses (Estimate) Expense
Books & Supplies $1,400
Health Insurance $2,000
Personal Expenses $1,700
Total for Miscellaneous Expenses $5,100
Total Estimated Expenses for 9 Month Academic Year $23,224

The Expenses figure is the 9-month academic year for 2020-2021. Summer is not included. Additional resources would be needed to cover summer costs. Verification of an additional $6,500 is required if you are bringing a spouse/first dependent and $4,000 for each additional dependent.

**Programs listed under Tuition and Fees have higher tuition than other programs. Additionally, students will be charged non-resident rate beginning in fall 2022. Students applying to these graduate programs must demonstrate the availability of at least $24,000.


Financial Assistance

Minnesota State Mankato offers a limited number of assistantships for first–year international students. These assistantships include a stipend and a tuition scholarship. Please know that most graduate assistantships do not cover the entire estimated cost of attendance. Applicants receiving a graduate assistantship should plan on demonstrating the availability of at least $3,000 in order to receive an I-20 form.