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MSU Moorhead Tuition & Cost

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Sticker Price

Costs for Minnesota State University Moorhead
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,372
Room and Board $9,830
Other Expenses Budget$3,586

Annual Tuition & Costs

The annual tuition to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead is $8,096. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $9,830. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,000 for books and supplies plus $1,372 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $3,586 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead on a full-time basis is $23,884 per annum.

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 Minnesota State University Moorhead for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,324 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 Minnesota State University Moorhead, 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 Minnesota State University Moorhead
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,675
$30,001 to $48,000$14,194
$48,001 to $75,000$15,809
$75,001 to $110,000$20,019

Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Minnesota State University Moorhead received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,556 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 67% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,398 and 28% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,278.

Finanical Aid Minnesota State University Moorhead
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,556 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,990 61%
Pell Grants $4,292 32%
Other Federal Grants $627 87%
State and Local Grants $3,297 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,398 67%
Other Student Loans $10,278 28%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Minnesota State University Moorhead, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $46,736. The loan balance of $46,736 is a four year multiple of the $11,684 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 $495 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 $46,736
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $495.48
Total Interest Paid $12,721.53
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,457.53

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year All Residents
1 $31,980
2 $32,840
3 $33,724
4 $34,631

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Minnesota State University Moorhead to be $95,536 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.7% 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 Minnesota State University Moorhead
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Minnesota Residents $337 $1,011 $1,348
All Residents $674 $2,022 $2,696

Estimated cost for a class at Minnesota State University Moorhead 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 Minnesota State University Moorhead versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Minnesota State University Moorhead 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=174358 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Moorhead.