Tuition & Aid

A BSU education is both accessible and affordable.

Cost shouldn’t prevent you from getting a first-class education. We offer in-state tuition rates to ALL qualified applicants, not just Minnesota residents.

Estimated Per-Semester Costs

        2023-24 Academic Year

Full-time Tuition* (12-18 credit band): $4,497
Housing (double room) $3,042
Meals $1,978
Books & supplies: $445
Fees: $560
Total estimated cost per semester:  $10,522

*BSU features banded tuition. This means that full-time enrollment costs one flat rate and is not on a per-credit basis. Simply put, 12 credits per semester cost is the same as 18 credits per semester.

The cost per credit for part-time students is $313.55 plus fees.

Students should also plan for additional personal expenses such as a campus parking permit, ranging from $142 to $315 (based on location) per year. We also encourage you to visit our Net Price Calculator.

Financial Aid Made Simple

There are many ways to get financial assistance for college; from grants and employment to various loans and scholarships. BSU provides a comprehensive array of aid options, in addition to helping students and their families navigate the process of investigating and obtaining assistance from federal, state, and private sources.

To review financial aid information, please visit the Financial Aid One Stop.

BSU’s FAFSA School Code: 002336