a current student here
In all honesty, Mansfield is not cheap. It is not terrifyingly expensive for everything it offers, but it remains expensive nonetheless. To save on money, it is getting rid of amazing programs, such as the Anthropology/Sociology major, the Education major, and the Business Management Major. It is a terrifying time to be at Mansfield right now because we do not know who they might try to cut next for the sake of retaining any wealth left. Nonetheless, I am choosing not to leave because the professors and the people and the classes are so amazing and incredible. No one wants to cut these classes and the true show of the Mountie spirit is in how we have fought and still fight these choices. Of course, one doesn't pay to have a Mountie spirit, but one does pay for everything else. The meal plan is worth it in my opinion, though the dorm rooms are incredibly expensive per semester. I have heard that it would be cheaper to rent a house off-campus. Despite that, I really would like to stay in dorms for the rest of my college career - it is so comfortable and fun here. The professors are, themselves, generally top-notch. I do hear complains about different teachers, but I hear more praise than anything for the majority. The programs excel in my opinion, and turn out incredible human beings ready for the work force. All in all, it could be a little cheaper here, but I still chose to attend, so maybe you will think it worth your money as well.