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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

MSTL Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I take just a single class? Can I take just a certificate?

Yes, you can. You may take up to 10 credits of graduate coursework at MSU and still transfer those credits into a degree program if you later decide to pursue a full graduate degree. You will need to apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student (page two of the application form). The application form can be found by clicking here (broken link) or by visiting

Should I meet with an advisor before applying?

It is helpful to meet with or contact your advisor via email to fill out your plan of study at the time of application.

How much is tuition?

MSU Mankato is one of the most affordable universities in the state! Current tuition rates can be found on the Campus Hub website.

How do I apply for Minnesota resident tuition?

If you are a resident of any other state and intend to enroll exclusively in online courses at Minnesota State University Mankato, please complete our application for 100% Online Learner Status.

Can I get financial aid?

Yes, you can. Many financial aid programs are available at MNSU.

How do I get a Tech ID/MavCard? How do I access MavMail? Where do I find course offerings? How do I register for classes online? How can I view my MSU transcript? How do I pay my tuition / fees online?

Information about obtaining your Tech ID, MavCard, activating your email account, registering for classes, course offerings, obtaining transcripts and other important orientation materials can be found at the Orientation / Getting Started at MSU of our website. Alternatively, you may visit the websites for the Campus Hub and/or Registrar's Office.

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