Step 4: Estimate Cost

In-State tuition for all bannerTuition at BSU is the same for all undergraduate students, whether you live in Minnesota or elsewhere.

Calculate the Cost

Tuition and housing are the primary investments of earning your education. Individual costs will vary depending on your housing choices and your enrollment status as part-time or full-time. We encourage you to visit our net price calculator for a more accurate picture of your estimated costs.

Financial Aid

Get financial aid assistance here

Get North Star Promise Scholarship information here

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming semester to maximize available funding and eliminate delays in receiving financial aid and scholarships. BSU is committed to helping you find a way to pay for your degree, whether it is through financial aid, scholarships or employment options. If you require any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Financial Aid office at 218-755-2034 or

If you received financial aid at another school this year and you are now transfering to Bemidji State University, you will need to cancel your remaining aid at the other school. Once you have done that, complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the FAFSA website and log in to your existing FAFSA application
  2. Under returning user click on “Add a school”
  3. Add BSU school code 002336 and submit

When BSU Financial Aid receives all of the required information, they will determine your financial aid eligibility and send you an email once your award letter is available in your eServices account. Award types and amounts can vary from one school to the next.

Visit Financial Aid to learn more about grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work study.

Students coming out of the foster care system may be eligible for the federal ETV (Education and Training Voucher). After submitting your FAFSA application, read more about the ETV program here. The Minnesota ETV contact is listed on this web page.

Campus Housing

Living on campus is convenient, affordable, and results in better success rates among our students. Our residence hall rates are competitive with what you’d pay living off-campus, and you can’t beat the short walk from your room to your classes! Visit BSU Housing & Residence Life for more details, and be sure to apply for housing in eServices early for the best options.