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  • Financing Your Education
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  • Financing Your Education

    Our Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid will work closely with you and your family to help secure the best financial aid package for you. As a prospective student, you enjoy the services of a financial aid counselor who will provide guidance, answer questions and help you navigate the terminology, deadlines and paperwork associated with deadlines, grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

    Your first step in qualifying for financial aid is by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As you complete your FAFSA application, be sure to include MSU Moorhead (FAFSA Code 002367) as one of your top selections. This will allow our financial aid counselors to work with you to address your financial aid needs.

    Tuition Freeze

    At MSU Moorhead, we are freezing undergraduate tuition for the next two years making your degree even more affordable, while keeping college debt levels as low as possible.

    Compare the savings:
    Average cost for the U of M is 75% higher than MnSCU's 7 State Universities, and private 4 year colleges and universities are 361% more expensive.  

     Tuition Freeze

    Scholarships Available

    We offer an array of automatic and competitive four-year scholarships to help you pay for your education. Scholarships are awarded on a first-applied, first-received basis, so be sure to apply for admission early. Learn more about the scholarships we offer.

  • A Smart Investment

    We believe that an education can be both outstanding and affordable. We’re one of the most reasonably priced universities in Minnesota. And we’re proud of it. Our banded tuition allows you to take up to 19 credits each semester for the price of 12.

    Banded Tuition and Costs (2014-2015)

    Resident Tuition Rate

    Includes students from Minnesota, and students with reciprocity from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

    Tuition

    Housing & Meals

    Fees

    Annual total*

       $6,898

         7,132

           918 

     $14,948

    Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) Tuition Rate

    Includes students from: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska  

    Tuition

    Housing & Meals

    Fees

    Annual total*

      $10,348

         7,132

           918  

     $18,398

    Note: Students who score at least 28 on the ACT or 1250 on the SAT will qualify for a tuition scholarship equaling the resident tuition rate. 

    Non-Resident Tuition Rate

    Tuition

    Housing & Meals

    Fees

    Annual Total

       $13,796

          7,132

            918

      $21,846

    Non-resident students may also receive a tuition scholarship based on their academic achievements. For more information, view the breakdown of the non-resident tuition scholarships here.

     *Housing and meals costs are based on a double room, 21 meals per week; other housing and meal options available. Books are estimated to be an additional $600-800 per year. Personal and travel expenses are approximately $3,200 per year. Non-resident and non-reciprocity tuition may be higher. Figures reflect undergraduate rates. Actual cost may vary. You can view the breakdown of fees per credit here.

    International Students

    Please visit our International Student Annual Expenses page for 2014-2015 Academic Year Expenses. The figures are based on non-residency at the University (all F and J students). All figures are subject to change.

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