Additional Program Information

Cost of Attendance:

Since the B2B Connection Program is a partnership between two separate institutions, participants will first pay tuition and to Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Participants will then pay room and board costs and student fees to Southwest Minnesota State University.

Estimated Total Cost for 2018-2019

Tuition $5,146
Fees $1,833
Room and Board $7,810
Books $1,200
Total $15,989


***Subject to change as tuition and room/board rates have not been set or approved for the 2018-2019 academic year***

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Click here to learn more about SMSU room and board and student fee rates

Room and Board Information:

Students are required to live on campus if they are part of the Blue to Brown Connection Program.  This requirement is in place because of the many benefits that students experience when they live on campus at SMSU.  Living in the Residence Halls puts B2B participants in a prime position to make friends, get involved on campus, take advantage of events happening on campus, and to take advantage of any of the vast support services that we have to help students throughout their academic career.

For more information about the SMSU Residence Halls and the services that they offer, please visit our SMSU Residence Life page.

  • Room and Board includes your residence hall room and your meal plan cost.
  • The room cost is based on a double occupancy room with a roommate.  For more information about room types and costs, please visit our Residence Life homepage.
  • The meal plan cost is based on our "traditional" meal plan of 14 meals per week combined with $150 Dining Dollars. 

Financial Aid Information:

B2B students will all have their financial aid processed through Minnesota West Community and Technical College.  All grants and loans will first be used to cover MN West expenses. If there are any overages, the student is responsible for making sure that overage money is delivered to the Business Services office at SMSU for payment of their room and board fees.

Please complete your financial aid application by completing the FAFSA at  You will need to submit your results to MN West by entering their school code 005263.  For more information about applying for financial aid through MN West, please check out their Financial Aid website.

Last Modified: 2/20/18 11:04 AM