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Financing your Education

Cost

St. Cloud State offers an excellent education at a price that's considerably lower than comparable private and public institutions. We also offer a wide range of financial aid options to help offset the cost of tuition. No matter what your situation, our staff will work with you to make sure you get what you need to make the right decision when it comes to paying for your education.

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The numbers

Here are the estimated costs for tuition, fees, room and board, and books and supplies for the 2016-2017 academic year based on your residency:

Facts and Stats

82%

Percentage of
Students receiving
financial aid

$112 Million

Amount of
Financial Aid
Offered in 2013-14

$2.9 Million

Amount given
annually in academic scholarships

39

Education
Abroad
Programs

In 90+ countries

Residency Status Per Semester Academic Year
Minnesota Resident $8,670 $17,340
Cost Breakdown    
Tuition and Fees $3,955 $7,910
Residence and Food Contract $4,115 $8,230
Books and Supplies $600 $1,200
Non-Minnesota Resident $12,629 $25,258
Cost Breakdown    
Tuition and Fees $7,914 $15,828
Residence and Food Contract $4,115 $8,230
Books and Supplies $600 $1,200
Reciprocity Resident (WI, ND, SD) $8,670 $17,340
Cost Breakdown    
Tuition and Fees $3,955 $7,910
Residence and Food Contract $4,115 $8,230
Books and Supplies $600 $1,200
Midwest Student Exchange (IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, NE) $10,375 $20,750
Cost Breakdown    
Tuition and Fees $5,660 $11,320
Residence and Food Contract $4,115 $8,230
Books and Supplies $600 $1,200

Financing your Education

Our commitment to helping you further your education extends to our financial-aid program. Every year we use a wide variety of scholarships, grants and loans to give out more than $122 million in need-based aid. That means approximately 82% of our students get some form of financial assistance every year.

Scholarships

We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to our students including:

  • First-Year Student Scholarships
    Students who are admitted to the University by March 1 will receive automatic consideration for these merit-based awards.
  • Cultural Diversity Scholarships
    New students who contribute to the cultural diversity at St. Cloud State will be automatically considered for these awards.
  • Transfer Student Scholarships
    We provide awards to students transferring to St. Cloud State who possess strong academic credentials.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Scholarships
    Our Non-Residential Tuition Scholarships are awarded to new student who do not otherwise qualify for in-state or reciprocity tuition. Recipients pay the equivalent of in-state tuition.
  • Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarships
    ACSS promotes interaction and cross-cultural understanding among international students, domestic students and the community. Students receiving this award will be granted in-state tuition.

For additional scholarship information visit:
Huskies Scholarships

Grants & Loans

In addition to scholarships, we also encourage students to apply for state and federal grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. If students need additional assistance, we also offer guidance on applying for private loans - but not without helping them understand the rights and responsibilities of student borrowers. No matter how much aid our students may need, we offer loan entrance and exit counseling to help them manage their student loans.