St. Cloud State University began as Minnesota’s third Normal School in 1869 and has long been committed to the preparation of teachers who will engage children in learning and who will help shape the world in which they live. Today SCSU is a regional, comprehensive university offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs of study, including two doctoral programs. We are the second largest public institution in Minnesota, serving over 16,000 students from more than 80 countries.
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River and only 65 northwest of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Cloud offers students urban, suburban and rural locations for clinical practice.
Summary of Graduate Expenses
For Partnered Students
If your partner will be attending the University, double the educational costs and add 75 percent of the living expenses listed in your total expenses. If your partner will not be a student, only add 75 percent of the living expenses. For children: Add $3,000 for each child. If both parents will be students, add an additional $2,100 for each child under six years of age for day care expenses.
Non-Payment of Monies Due to the University
The student must honor all financial and other obligations to the University. Students who have financial obligations to the University will not be permitted to register, receive grade reports, or receive or have official transcripts issued until such obligations are satisfactorily met.
SCSU operates on the semester system. Fall semester generally starts toward the end of August. Spring semester usually starts in early to mid-January. There are also a variety of summer terms starting from mid-May to late July. Summer term credits may be applied toward fulfillment of graduate program requirements and are subject to the same regulations as credits earned during the academic year.
International students are required to purchase the Minnesota State University Health Insurance Plan as a condition of admission and continued enrollment. Exemption is only by an acceptable affidavit from the student's embassy. The full $1,027 health insurance payment is required in the first semester
Choose among 10 residential living communities, from gender-based floors to co-ed floors, traditional residence halls or even apartment-type living. Our residence halls have their own kitchens, laundry facilities, wireless Internet and cable TV.
By choosing to live on campus, you'll be able to roll out of bed and get to class in minutes. You’ll also have easy access to the library, recreation facilities, sporting events and clubs and organizations - and you'll be surrounded by the energy and enthusiasm of your fellow students on our friendly campus.
Our Garvey Commons dining facility offers delicious, healthy, dining options using only the freshest ingredients. Our meal plans appeal to a range of budgets and appetites. And, we have programs for students with special dietary requirements.
In addition to the all-you-can-eat Garvey Commons, we offer a range of great food options in Atwood Memorial Center, including Subway, Pizza Hut, Sixth Street Grill, WOW, Marketplace, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee and the Valhalla Buffet.
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