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Metropolitan State University Tuition & Cost

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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How much does it cost to attend?

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 $11,244
Other Expenses Budget$10,380
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 $11,244
Other Expenses Budget$10,380

Residents of Minnesota pay an annual total price of $31,373 to attend Metropolitan State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,136 for tuition, $1,500 for books and supplies and $1,113 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $38,797 which is 23.7% higher than Minnesota residents. The tuition charge is $14,560 while books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $1,113.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Metropolitan State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and 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

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

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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 $508 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $53,208
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $507.66
Total Interest Paid $7,711.56
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,919.56

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Minnesota Residents Non Residents
1 $31,373 $38,797
2 $31,921 $39,474
3 $32,478 $40,164
4 $33,045 $40,865

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 $125,492 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.7% 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
Minnesota Residents $238 $714 $952
Out of State Residents $485 $1,455 $1,940

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

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