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Southwest Minnesota State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,420 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,986 tuition
$7,146 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$16,420 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,986 tuition
$7,146 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,870 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($3,995 avg)
46% get state aid ($2,409 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($1,870 avg)
75% get loans ($7,571 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.72% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.72% 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 $4,637 86%
Federal Grant Aid $3,995 40%
Pell Grants $3,836 40%
Other Federal Grants $541 12%
Institution Grant Aid $1,870 69%
State Grant Aid $2,409 46%
Student Loans $7,571 75%
Federal Loans $5,835 74%
Other Loans $7,366 18%

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 $226
Out of State $226


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Katie from Cokato, MN
  • May-29-2014 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
  • Mar-22-2013 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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  • 3
  • Alissa from Marshall, MN
  • Jan-28-2013 I am a current student here

    While Marshall is a small town and the people in it a little eccentric; the school has much to offer in culture and education. Majors from education to social work and culinology to geology there is a place for you to fit in here at this school.

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  • 4
  • Julia from Cambridge, MN
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Definitely a quality education for the price you are paying! I won't be in terrible debt after I graduate, which is always comforting.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from Marshall, MN
  • Nov-12-2012 I am a current student here

    The price for college, and the experience I have received so far, It is DEFINITELY worth the money!

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