Cost of Attendance

2015-2016 Budget Items

In order for the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to determine your financial need, we must first establish what we feel your costs are associated with attending Normandale for an academic year. Tuition figures are estimated until approved by the MnSCU Board.

All budget items shown are for nine months and attending full time (12+ credits per term). Students attending less than full-time are eligible for financial aid; however, budget, family contributions and maximum awards may be adjusted proportionately for less than full-time attendance.

Direct Costs Fall Spring Annual
Tuition and Fees1 $2,486 $2,485 $4,971
Books and Supplies $ 729 $ 729 $1,458
Total Direct Costs $3,215 $3,214 $6,429
Estimated Indirect Costs Fall Spring Annual
Room and Board $4,002 $4,002 $8,004
Transportation2 $1,237 $1,237 $2,474
Personal/Misc.3 $2,191 $2,192 $4,383
Total Est. Indirect Costs $7,430 $7,431 $14,861


  1. Based on 13 credits (average FT credits) per term ($191.19 per credit); includes the technology fee, parking fee, activity fee and the student association fee.
  2. Allowance for gas, oil, parking, bus fare, and general upkeep of vehicle; does not include car payments, insurance, repairs, etc.
  3. Includes clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, etc.

The Room/Board, Transportation and Personal/Misc. figures have been taken from the College Board's moderate living expense budget figures (documentation available).

All students and/or their families are expected to contribute to the cost of their education. These contributions are determined through the needs analysis process.


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