Tuition and Fees

Estimated Expenses and Financial Assistance

International students are eligible for in–state tuition rates 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 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
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.

*Minnesota State Mankato will be increasing non-resident tuition rates for graduate students starting Fall 2022.

**Programs listed under Tuition and Fees have higher tuition than other programs. 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.