Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are approved annually by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.
During the past two years, actual undergraduate tuition and fees have increased at approximately 3% annually and graduate tuition and fees have increased at approximately 4% annually. Proposed rates for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 will be presented for Board review May 2021 with final approval expected June 2021.
Spring 2021, Summer 2021 Rates
Reciprocity is an agreement between states affecting the tuition a student pays. Students from Wisconsin and North Dakota must apply to their home state for reciprocity status.
Non-resident undergraduate students enrolled exclusively in online courses at Minnesota State Mankato for an academic term may qualify for tuition charges equal to current Minnesota Resident rate.
International Students are eligible for a significant reduction in non-resident undergraduate tuition rates through the International Maverick Scholarship.
Children of Minnesota State Mankato alumni who live outside of Minnesota will be offered the same tuition rate as Minnesota resident students to attend the University. This discounted rate does not apply to students who qualify for reciprocity tuition rates or students enrolled in programs that charge the same tuition rate for all students regardless of residency.
Senior Citizens are Minnesota residents that are age 62 or older.
Talent Based Recruitment
Non-resident students who are actively recruited to attend Minnesota State Mankato on the basis of special skills, talents or abilities may be offered in-state tuition to attend the University. University Admissions coordinates the granting of in-state tuition with recruiting departments (Intercollegiate Athletics, Theatre, Music, Speech, etc.).
Student fees are charged for Student Activities, Student Government, Centennial Student Union building, Technology Services, Health Services and Campus Recreation facilities.
Special Course Fees
There are additional costs for personal property or services provided to students enrolled in certain courses. Examples include music, art, theatre, aviation, nursing, human performance, mechanical engineering, and business courses. The Notes section of the course description will indicate whether a special course fee will be charged.