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Tuition at Minneapolis College is significantly lower than tuition at most other colleges and universities, and Minneapolis College has worked to hold tuition rates down. When you start at a 2-year college like Minneapolis College, you can save thousands of dollars on the cost of a 4-year education.

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By attending Minneapolis College for one academic year, you could save more than $30,000 over private schools. And as you can see, you can save over $18,000 by completing your first 2 years at Minneapolis College versus doing all 4 at the University of Minnesota.

Of the 63% of students at Minneapolis College who receive financial aid, almost 9 of 10 receive some level of grant money, money that you don't have to pay back.

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Tuition and Fees:

Course Tuition with fees added per credit:

  • General Education Courses* - $185.20
  • Online Courses* - $204.90
  • Nursing Courses - $219.30
  • Aircraft Technician and Cinema Courses - $ 262.55

All courses include these credit fees per credit:

  • MSCSA Fee - $ 0.35
  • Technology Fee - $10.70
  • Student Life Fee - $5.45
  • Health Services Fee - $3.30
  • Student Center Fee - $5.50

* Some courses or programs have a tuition differential due to higher costs associated with the curriculum. If applicable to your registration, these costs are listed on your online bill in eServices.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimate of how much it would cost a student to attend college for one year (two semesters). This determines a student’s financial need (see below in the page). Summer cost of attendance is listed separately below.

Below is the estimated 2018-2019 cost of attendance at Minneapolis College based on 15 credits:

  • Tuition/Fees -
    • Fall - $2,778
    • Spring - $2,778
    • Annual - $5,556
  • Books/Supplies -
    • Fall - $700
    • Spring - $700
    • Annual - $1,400
  • Room/Board* -
    • Fall - $5,546,
    • Spring - $5,546 
    • Annual - $11,092
  • Transportation -
    • Fall - $585
    • Spring - $585
    • Annual - $1,170
  • Personal/Miscellaneous -
    • Fall - $2,250
    • Spring - $2,250
    • Annual - $4,500
  • Total -
    • Fall - $11,859
    • Spring - $11,859
    • Annual - $23,717

Summer Term:

  • Tuition/Fees - $2,778
  • Books/Supplies - $700
  • Room/Board* - $2,457
  • Transportation - $1,000
    • Total  -  $ 6,935

*Room and board calculations reflect the apartment rent rate and food costs in the Twin Cities.

Other Costs and Fees

In addition to tuition and program costs there are other costs you may need to consider to plan and budget for college.

These costs and fees are: