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Southwest Minnesota State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,234 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,223 tuition
$7,686 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,125 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$17,734 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,723 tuition
$7,686 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,125 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)


Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,783 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,358 avg)
39% get state aid ($2,543 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($1,783 avg)
69% get loans ($7,797 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.20% 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 $4,587 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,358 36%
Pell Grants $4,120 36%
Other Federal Grants $608 16%
Institution Grant Aid $1,783 68%
State Grant Aid $2,543 39%
Student Loans $7,797 69%
Federal Loans $5,467 68%
Other Loans $7,782 22%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N N N
- Y N
- N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southwest Minnesota State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1501 State St
Marshall, MN 56258-5468
(507) 537-7678
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $234
Out of State $234


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The cost is reasonable for what you pay. Since it's not as expensive as other colleges there is room for improvement.

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  • 5
  • Katie from Cokato, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Super cheap tuition but experienced and well educated professors. NO CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TA's all classes are taught by licensed professors. 95% of classes are 30 students or less the maximum for general lecture classes if like 95 students. Small class sizes means you get to know your professors.

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  • 4
  • Amber from Browerville, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Southwest Minnesota State University is one of the cheaper colleges to attend in Minnesota. The tuition is the same for in and out-of-state students. SMSU is a good option for a student who is looking for a good education at a price they can afford.

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