International Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance

MSUM is one of the lowest priced residential universities in Minnesota. We are committed to delivering an affordable, high-quality education beginning with banded tuition: take up to 18 credits per semester for the price of 12.

In addition, degree-seeking international students pay in-state tuition rates. This lower rate reduces international students' tuition by nearly $10,000 per year.

International students pay in-state tuition
Residency Status
Per Semester
Academic Year
International Student Cost
Cost Breakdown
Tuition 12-18 credits
On-Campus Housing & Meals*
Student Fees
International Student Fee
Books, course materials, supplies & equipment**
Personal Expenses**

Cost of Attendance Details

  • While living on campus is highly encouraged for all students, it is required for all new entering freshman students.
    • If you are a new freshman student who is 21 years or older or if you have already transferred 24 U.S. college credits you are not required to live on campus.
  • These figures reflect ESTIMATED undergraduate rates and actual cost may vary.
  • You can view the breakdown of fees per credit.
  • Summer classes/expenses are not included in these estimates.
  • You will need to have an additional $5,000 for spouse (or 1st dependent) and an additional $3,000 for any other dependents you plan on bringing with you.

Early Arrival

  • Students arriving in the U.S. for the first time: you cannot arrive earlier than 30 days prior to the "start date" listed on your immigration document.
  • Early move-in to dorms (for orientation, sporting events, etc.) will cost $15/day until the start date of housing contract. This does not include meals. Student is responsible for meals until meal plan start date.

Housing and Dining

  • *The housing and meal costs are based on living on campus in a double room and unlimited dining; other housing and meal options are available.
  • **The costs for books and personal expenses vary by each student, our Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid estimates $500-1000 for books (annually) and $2,500 in personal expenses.