Tuition & Aid

All BSU students enjoy in-state tuition, whether they live in Minnesota or elsewhere.

Estimated Annual Costs

Please see the estimated cost table below. Your actual costs will vary depending on your housing situation. Students should plan for additional personal, laundry, and transportation expenses. We also encourage you to visit our net price calculator for a more accurate picture of your expected costs.

Full-time tuition (15 credits each of two semesters): $7,630
Room & board in BSU residence halls
(includes meal plan):
$8,162
Books & supplies: $890
Student fees: $1,048
Total estimated cost:  $17,730

Financial Aid

If you received financial aid at another school this year and you are now transferring to Bemidji State University, you will need to cancel your remaining aid at the other school.

Once you have done so, complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the FAFSA website and log-in
  2. Under returning user click on “Add a school”
  3. Add BSU school code 002336 and Submit

Once we receive all of the required information, we will determine your financial aid eligibility and send you an email once your award letter is available in your e-services 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.