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Bemidji State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,208 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,360 tuition
$7,924 on campus room & board
$890 books and supplies
$1,034 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$17,208 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,360 tuition
$7,924 on campus room & board
$890 books and supplies
$1,034 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,287 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,457 avg)
44% get state aid ($2,471 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($2,287 avg)
70% get loans ($7,756 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.10% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.10% 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 $5,171 66%
Federal Grant Aid $4,457 35%
Pell Grants $3,805 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,134 20%
Institution Grant Aid $2,287 34%
State Grant Aid $2,471 44%
Student Loans $7,756 70%
Federal Loans $5,788 68%
Other Loans $8,326 18%

Merit Aid Available

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 Bemidji State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, MN 56601
(800) 475-2001
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $257
Out of State $257


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Anna from Minneapolis, MN
  • Jan-03-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Yes it is cheap, but compared to a more expensive school that is more prestigious with more options and a better reputation, BSU doesn't measure up.

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Bemidji, MN
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Excellent education for a fraction of the price of almost any other university/college. 100% worth it financially.

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  • 5
  • Gabriella from Otsego, MN
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    THE SCHOOL IS EXTRMELY AFFORDABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! Bemidji offers a ton of scholarships! The city loves donating to the school! You do not need good grades to get the additional scholarships offered by the school! JUST WRITE A KILLER ESSAY! IF YOU PUT YOUR HEART INTO YOU SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY, YOU WILL WIN ATLEAST 1 ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP!

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  • 4
  • Joe
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Other than the aforementioned dining venues, the education and lodging is of pretty good value. Tuition is very competitive with contemporary universities.

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