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Metropolitan State University Tuition & Cost

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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In State Minnesota Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Metropolitan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,113
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,644
Other Expenses Budget$11,188

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Metropolitan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,113
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,644
Other Expenses Budget$11,188

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Metropolitan State University for undergraduate students residing in Minnesota is $8,282. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,500 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,113 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $11,188 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Metropolitan State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $33,727.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $8,282 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,500 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,113. Students are advised to budget $11,188 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $33,727. This figure is 0% higher than what Minnesota residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Metropolitan State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,941 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Metropolitan State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Metropolitan State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,794
$30,001 to $48,000$15,185
$48,001 to $75,000$16,515
$75,001 to $110,000$20,923

Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad Metropolitan State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,860 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 25% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,056 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,000.

Finanical Aid Metropolitan State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,860 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,090 12%
Pell Grants $5,559 70%
Other Federal Grants $727 84%
State and Local Grants $2,130 78%
Federal Student Loans $4,056 25%
Other Student Loans $10,000 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Metropolitan State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,208. The loan balance of $53,208 is a four year multiple of the $13,302 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $564 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $53,208
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $564.09
Total Interest Paid $14,483.20
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,691.20

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Minnesota Residents Non Residents
1 $33,727 $33,727
2 $35,494 $35,494
3 $37,353 $37,353
4 $39,310 $39,310

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Metropolitan State University to be $134,908 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Metropolitan State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $276 $828 $1,104

Estimated cost for a class at Metropolitan State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Metropolitan State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Metropolitan State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174020 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan State University.