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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$31,130 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,810 tuition
$7,060 on campus room & board
$800 books
$460 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,130 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,810 tuition
$7,060 on campus room & board
$800 books
$460 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like Bethany Lutheran College are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$9,356 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($5,017 avg)
36% get state aid ($3,361 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($9,356 avg)
77% get loans ($7,519 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.81% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.81% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $12,498 97%
Federal Grant Aid $5,017 36%
Pell Grants $4,015 36%
Other Federal Grants $1,337 27%
Institution Grant Aid $9,356 97%
State Grant Aid $3,361 36%
Student Loans $7,519 77%
Federal Loans $5,363 76%
Other Loans $6,979 24%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$4,000 - $16,000 Y Y Y N
$3,500 - $14,000
$5,000 - $20,000
$6,500 - $26,000
$9,000 - $36,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Bethany Lutheran College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
700 Luther Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 344-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $960
Out of State $960


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from Lakefield, MN
  • Jan-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Although tuition at private colleges runs high, Bethany does its best to provide over 90% of its students with adequate financial aid. All done by friendly Christian people trying to help you afford your education.

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  • Kaija from Le Center, MN
  • Nov-30-2012 I am a current student here

    This type of education is one that will last you longer than an education at a typical University. You learn about God, your faith, how you can put your faith into you line of work and much more. Yes, Bethany is expensive, but it's worth it.

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  • 5
  • Stephanie from Cottage Grove, OR
  • Mar-28-2012 I am a current student here

    free theater tickets for school plays, showing room (like movie theater) to play Video games and watch movies, and more. All of the professors (that I've had) really care about how you do and will do what they can to help you succeed! (that's just some of the high points.)

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  • 5
  • BLC Student
  • Feb-08-2012 I am a current student here

    bethany is the least expensive private school in all of minnesota. it's going to be very hard to beat all the individualized attention and small class sizes that are offered here. (for example, most of the upper division classes in the education department have 10 or fewer students!) even the general education courses (i.e. biology, religion, etc.) have no more than about 35 students.

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  • 5
  • Alissa from Lismore, MN
  • Nov-17-2011 I am a current student here

    Bethany is a small campus. You get to know your professors and they get to know you. For that benifit alone I feel Bethany is worth every cent. Also, Bethany does give out a lot of merit-based scholarships, which helps mosts of the students, including me, in being able to come to Bethany. Great people. Great professors. Great college.

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