Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, 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.
$14,633
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,987
$30k - $48k
$11,631
$48k - $75k
$13,713
$75k - $110k
$17,358
$110k+
$18,086
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.
$8,265
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.
$16,499
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.
$8,826
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@stcloudstate.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
65%
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,216
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,491
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,477
Students receiving state aid
41%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,240
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,491
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.
$28,827,308
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,902,222

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.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,051
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,888
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,292
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.
$13,375
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Reasonably priced, but when it comes to text books try and buy them on ebay or amazon cause you will be spending too much on books if you buy them from the book store on campus.
Megan from Silver Bay, MN
I do believe that I get my money's worth at SCSU. Of course, as a college student with financial difficulties (just like every other college student) I would like college to be less expensive. I think that if colleges lowered their tuition costs, more people would then attend college.
Lindie from Saint Cloud, MN
Everything was priced basically how it was where I came from. The only thing that got a tad bit pricey was food from Pizza Hut or Burger King :P
Madelaine from Fond Du Lac, WI
I believe that the students that attend St. Cloud State are getting what they are paying for. There's a beautiful campus, lots to do, and plenty of places to get a job. There are also a lot of on campus resources including free help finding a major, help with resume and cover letters, you can get help at doing better in interviews and much, much more.
Nicole from St. Cloud, MN
SCSU has an exceptional library. It is a good reason for choosing this school. It provides everything a student could need to help support their academic career.
Sonny from Saint Cloud, MN
SCSU is the second largest university in Minnesota and has the cheapest tuition of any 4 year institution in the state
Jacob from St. Cloud, MN
Definitely affordable. I'm a broke college kid but the student loans and financial aid help out!
Amber from Champlin, MN
Pretty reasonable. Look for scholarships, there are lots of opportunities. Take the time to write an essay or whatnot, it is worth it when you won't have any loans in the end.
Karen from Spicer, MN
The education is exactly what I would expect for what I pay. The price is very reasonable compared to other campus' around the area. All in all, you get what you work for. So if you want a great education and you work hard for it SCSU will offer it to you. But if you just want to get by and don't really care, that's what you'll get.
Kellie from Fargo, ND
There is so much to do here and with all that SCSU has to offer with the wide variety of culture and activities, that I can't believe I am paying under $10, 000 a year to go here. They have great programs that at any other college, you would be paying over $20, 000 a semester to attend. If you dorm and have a meal plan, you'll be getting the most of your college education because you never have to leave campus!
Amanda from Racine, WI