College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$28,177
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$48,444
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$48,444
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,546
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,397
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,802
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,330
Students receiving state aid
32%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,010
Students receiving federal aid
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,802
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$39,051
$30k - $48k
$39,049
$48k - $75k
$35,522
$75k - $110k
$31,327
$110k+
$25,177
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$41,168,540
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,739,930

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,885
Students receiving federal loans
69%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,852
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,857
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,488
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

What Students Are Saying

4.23 Average Rating
Let's be honest; this is a private school, so tuition is going to be high. However, most of the people I know here are NOT from wealthy families! The majority of the students at CSB/SJU come from middle-class working families. Providing the Board of Admissions feels your transcript is good, you're likely to receive a scholarship and/or work study (wherein you work for the school, and the money you earn goes toward paying tuition). I had a 3.6 GPA in high school and got a $13,000/yr scholarship!

Everything here is worth paying tuition, though! The courses are wonderful, profs are interesting and know your name, and the buildings and campuses are beautiful, SAFE, and very well taken care of. And because everyone asks, YES, the food here is delicious! You're absolutely getting what you pay for.
Trish from Mankato
Private college will have a higher cost of tuition, but don't worry. There are many scholarships, grants, and loans out there in the world to support and help you through college. It is your choice if you want to apply for them scholarship, grant or loans. I didn't think that I can pay for the tuition at College of Saint Benedict, but I did. I have apply and apply to as many scholarship as I can and I made it. I don't even have to pay for my first year in college. However, I am worried about my sophomore year in college, but I know that there are many scholarship out there. I just need to find it and apply. Everything depends on yourself if you work hard for it or become lazy and get to pay the full tuition out of your pocket and loans.
Jenny from Minneapolis, MN
I was pretty hesitant about paying for a private education plus room and board, but I'm glad I did. I've learned how to depend on myself and live on my own; I've even done my own laundry for the first time while I was here! You get the four-year dormitory experience that you'll never have the opportunity for again, and you won't be all alone. The school really looks out for you here, so you have a new freedom away from your parents but still have someone making sure you don't fail your classes or fall off the face of the earth! They also have a rate of 90% of their students graduating in four years, so you always get the classes you need without paying for an extra year for a bachelor's degree.
Victoria from San Pedro, CA
It is a pricey school, but they deliver results
Samantha from St. Cloud, MN
this college is on the expensive side, i know. but i doubt you can find a place more welcoming and fun with the opportunities you'll get out of this school. the kind of people that come here are all very enthusiastic and the amount you learn just in a day is amazing.
Lindsey from Brooklyn Center, MN
School is expensive. Normally, it would be just fine to work a lot for your education- I appreciate that I need to work in order to pay for it. At the same time though, it sometimes feel as though all I do is work. I got an amazing financial aid package though, and I know consciously that my life isn't as hard as it could be. The bang that I am receiving is worth the time that I put in working to pay off school.
Jenny from St. Joseph, MN
Tuition is high because it is a private school, but there is an incredible amount of scholarships that are made available to students. The majority of the student body is on school scholarships.
Caitlin
Like I said before, this school is very pricey, but it's worth the experience and there is always scholarships and Financial Aid to help. And guess what, there is at least 2 of everything since there is 2 campuses.
Nkaozoua from Saint Paul, MN

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