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Tuition and Financial Aid

Southwest Minnesota State University offers a variety of solutions to help you invest in your education. Whether you’re applying for college for the first time or picking back up where you left off in your degree, SMSU’s online degree programs can support your long-term goals.

SMSU offers in-state tuition rates to all students, along with a variety of financial services, including financial aid opportunities and scholarships for qualifying applicants. Discover your options for financing your education and learn more about SMSU’s online tuition costs by contacting an enrollment counselor today.

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SMSU Financial Aid

SMSU is committed to providing flexible student aid when it comes to financing your degree. Explore the financial assistance programs that are available to you.


SMSU encourages you to complete your FAFSA upon applying to SMSU to find out which federal loans and grants you may be qualified to receive.

Complete your FAFSA today. Use SMSU’s school code: 002375


SMSU offers scholarships to those who qualify. Learn more by contacting an enrollment counselor or visit our scholarships page to learn more.

Military Benefits

SMSU proudly welcomes active military and veteran students. We accept the GI Bill™ and VA education benefits. Learn more by contacting an enrollment counselor or by visiting our military benefits page.

Tuition Calculator

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Estimate Expenses and Aid

Are you looking to estimate your total out-of-pocket cost, including tuition and financial aid? Our tuition calculator can help.*

At SMSU, we’re committed to offering affordable, accessible, and high-quality online degree programs. We also believe in transparency, avoiding hidden costs whenever possible.*

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*The Tuition Calculator is based on programmatic information provided by SMSU and information you provide. All financial calculations should be taken as potential estimations and not actuals. These figures do not include additional fees and expenses (e.g., textbooks, technology fees, supplies, etc.). The use of this calculator is not an application for admission or financial aid. Please consult with an admissions team member to get a more accurate sense of total tuition or request additional information.