Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees

Tuition, fees, and room and meal rates are established by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and are subject to revision.

SMSU bands undergraduate on-campus tuition and fees. For students who are enrolled in 12 to 18 credits, tuition and fees will be charged at a flat rate. On-campus undergraduate students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits will be charged on a per credit basis. Undergraduate students taking more than 18 credits will pay the banded rate for the first 18 credits plus the per credit rate for each additional credit taken over 18.

Programmatic tuition may be assessed for certain courses such as science lab courses, art studio courses, and culinology and hospitality lab courses.

Visit the Business Services page for current Tuition and Fee Rates.

  • Student Account information, charges, payments, and balances are available on the online registration system found at
  • Students should be aware that books and supplies are estimated at $600 per semester and plan accordingly.
  • Rates for tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Minnesota State Board of Trustees.

SMSU reserves the right to correct any clerical errors or inaccuracies.

Reciprocity Benefits

See Tuition and Fee Rates for current reciprocity benefits.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, SMSU reserves the right to correct any clerical errors herein. Also, you can submit feedback.