Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for University of Minnesota Crookston is $10,282 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 46% more expensive than the national average public four year college tuition of $7,056. The cost is 52% cheaper than the average Minnesota tuition of $21,305 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 9th in Minnesota amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 51st most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,532 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $11,814.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,560 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Crookston should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,292 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,292 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to University of Minnesota-Crookston was $23,866 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Minnesota residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of Minnesota Crookston and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Minnesota Crookston
Estimated Budgets
Minnesota Resident Total Budget $23,866
   In-State Tuition$10,282
   Other Fees$1,532
   Room and Board$8,560
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,292
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $23,866
   Out-of-State Tuition$10,282
   Other Fees$1,532
   Room and Board$8,560
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,292
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,866 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Minnesota-Crookston net price for in-state students is $13,055* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

86% of University of Minnesota Crookston students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,878. 45 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,018. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Minnesota Crookston, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Minnesota Crookston
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,055*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid86%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,878
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants45%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,018

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,509
$30,001 to $48,000$9,510
$48,001 to $75,000$13,186
$75,001 to $110,000$16,245

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,866 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,866. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 41% - $8,878

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Minnesota Crookston or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 25% - $5,308

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 34% -  $7,388

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Minnesota Crookston
University of North Dakota32.4% less expensive
Bemidji State University25.8% less expensive
Saint Cloud State University31% less expensive
Minot State University47.5% less expensive
Southwest Minnesota State University27.1% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Minnesota Crookston.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Minnesota-Crookston is $95,464 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,422 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $45,688**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $119,330 or $57,110 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Minnesota Crookston.

Minnesota Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,141
Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,933

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Minnesota Crookston are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Minnesota Crookston
Price per credit hour$395
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,185
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,580


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 65% of University of Minnesota Crookston students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,308. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $24,018.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Minnesota Crookston? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $45,688, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $56,688.33. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Minnesota Crookston. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 86% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,422. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Minnesota Crookston student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Minnesota Crookston Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$472.40
Amount Borrowed$45,688.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,000.33
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$56,688.33

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Minnesota-Crookston? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Minnesota Crookston, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $56,688.33 would be needed to afford a $472.40 monthly payment in the example $45,688.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Minnesota Crookston in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $10,030 to $10,282. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $95,464.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Minnesota Crookston.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$32,821$131,285
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$41,889$167,557
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $53,462$213,850
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $61,889$247,558

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Minnesota-Crookston five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Minnesota Crookston to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 45 41% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 17 43% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 15 37% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 13 27% cheaper
Plant Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 40% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 31% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 6 38% cheaper
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 6 25% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 35% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 40% cheaper
Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree 3 35% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 34% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 36% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 41% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 1 23% costlier
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Agricultural Mechanization, General Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Dietitian Assistant Associate's Degree 1 6% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Plant Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper


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About University of Minnesota Crookston

University of Minnesota Crookston is a four year public college located in Crookston, Minnesota.  Full time enrollment is 1,187 and part time is 1,489. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Minnesota Crookston at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Minnesota Crookston is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Minnesota Crookston cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174075 IPEDS survey data.