Warning: ocilogon() [function.ocilogon]: OCISessionBegin: OCI_SUCCESS_WITH_INFO: ORA-28002: the password will expire within 7 days in /web/db/appdev.php on line 7
  • Apply for Admission
  • Explore Programs and Courses
  • Pathway to Student Services
  • Resources and Library Services
  • Alumni, Friends, and Community

The Cost of Attendance includes an estimate of the total average cost to attend Metropolitan State University for the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Cost of Attendance includes tuition, books, supplies, loan fees, an allowance for living expenses, transportation, and personal expenses. The living expenses, transportation, and personal expense estimates are derived using the Consumer Expenditure Survey and the Indexes of Comparative Costs, both produced by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and downloaded from the College Board. This is not the amount students pay the University but rather an estimate of the cost to cover the above items.

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by a congressionally-mandated formula used when the FAFSA is completed. It is the eligibility indicator used to calculate many financial aid need-based awards. Factors considered in the EFC include income, assets, family size, and number of family members attending college. Financial aid eligibility for need-based awards is calculated by taking the cost of attendance and subtracting the EFC.  Need-based awards include Federal Pell Grants, the Minnesota State Grant, and subsidized Direct Loan.  Non-need based awards include unsubsidized Direct Loans and other private student loans.

NOTE: A studentís financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Also, the tuition, fees, and living expense amounts in the tables below are averages and may not be the same as your actual charges.

2014-2015 Estimated Cost of Attendance Information

Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets for the 2014-15 Year


Undergraduate Students

MN Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition and Fees (based on 15 credits per term for 2 terms per academic year)

$6,642

$13,226

Books and Supplies

$1,500

$1,500

Living Allowance

$9,588

$9,588

Personal Expenses

$4,880

$4,880

Transportation

$2,946

$2,946

Total

$25,556

$32,140

Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets for the 2014-15 Year


Graduate Students

MN Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition and Fees (based on 8 credits per term for 2 terms per academic year)

$5,710

$11,252

Books and Supplies

$1,500

$1,500

Living Allowance

$9,588

$9,588

Personal Expenses

$4,880

$4,880

Transportation

$2,946

$2,946

Total

$24,624

$30,166

 *Tuition freeze for 2014-2015 school year impacts only undergraduate credits. Fees are factored in to both undergraduate and graduate tuition estimates for both school years listed above and are as follows: activity fee - $2 per credit, computer fee - $6 per credit, MSUSA fee - $ .43 per credit, student center fee - $2 per credit, parking fee - $0 per credit for Fall 2014/Spring 2015 (subject to change).

E-mail: Ask Us powered by RightNow
Tel: 651-793-1300
Fax: 651-642-0636
TTY: 651-772-7687





Brooklyn Park - Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center Minneapolis Campus Midway Center Saint Paul Campus Saint Paul Campus