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Winona Campus Tuition

Resident & Reciprocity
(MN, ND, SD & WI)
Tuition & Fees $9,214 Tuition & Fees $15,714
Laptop & Tech Support $970 Laptop & Tech Support $970
Room & Meal Plan $9,270 Room & Meal Plan $9,270
Total Per Year
$19,454 Total Per Year


Rochester Campus Tuition

Resident & Reciprocity
(MN, ND, SD & WI)
Tuition & Fees $8,623 Tuition & Fees $15,125


Some programs may require a laptop/tech support fee, or program or site differential tuition.

Check with your admissions counselor for more information or review current tuition and fees rates.

These annual totals are estimates for 2021-2022 based on full-time enrollment and popular housing and meal plan packages.

See all the details about how cost of attendance is calculated for undergraduate students.

Transfer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Fill Out the FAFSA

First things first – Fill out the FAFSA!

Your first important step toward applying for federal and state financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form at

Winona State’s FAFSA CODE is 002394.

Once your FAFSA is received by WSU, you’ll be automatically considered for state and federal financial aid and WSU Scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa members with a 3.5+ cumulative GPA and an earned associate degree or completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum qualify for $1,000 awards per year ($500 per semester).

$1,000 Scholarships

Awarded to transfers with 30+ credits and a cumulative college GPA of 3.35+ at the time of application to WSU for the academic year.

Resident Tuition Scholarship

Pay the same as a resident!

Transfer students from non-resident states can qualify for in-state tuition rates with the Resident Tuition Scholarship.

This award means that you will pay the Minnesota resident (in-state) tuition rate rather than the non-resident (out-of-state) tuition rate. You can think of it as a roughly $6,500 scholarship.

Students from reciprocity states (WI, SD, ND) will receive the grant but are still eligible to apply for reciprocity. Reciprocity may provide students with a lower cost depending upon tuition rates from participating states.

This scholarship is renewable if you maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in college.


Specialty Scholarships

  • Alumni Society | $1,000
  • Inclusion & Diversity | $350-$2,000
  • Music, Art & Theatre | $500-$3,000

There are also many WSU Foundation Scholarships that are available based on things like your major, personal affiliations, extra-curricular experience and more.