Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses and Financial Assistance

International students are eligible for in–state tuition rates during their entire length of study at Minnesota State Mankato.

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 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)


9 Fall Semester Credits $3,929
9 Spring Semester Credits $3,929
Total for Fall & Spring Semesters $7,858

Room & Board (Estimate)


On-Campus Housing (9 months)

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

Total for Room & Board (9 months) $9,096

Miscellaneous Expenses (Estimate)


Books & Supplies $1,200
Health Insurance $1,400
Personal Expenses $1,100
Total for Miscellaneous Expenses $3,700

Total Estimated Expenses for 9 Month Academic Year


The Expenses figure is the 9 month academic year for 2017-2018. 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 & Fees have a higher tuition than other programs. Students applying to these graduate programs must demonstrate the availability of at least $23,000.

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.