Additional Program Information

Cost of Attendance:

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

Estimated Cost for 2018-2019

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

NOTE: Cost subject to change once tuition and room/board rates have been approved for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Click here to learn more about MN West tuition rates.

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

Room and Board Information:

Students who have been admitted into the B2B Connection Program are required to live on campus.  This requirement is in effect due to the numerous benefits students experience while living on campus (i.e. the ability to make connections with peers, the opportunity to get involved on campus, easy access to campus events/programming, and the convenience of support services to assist with their success throughout their academic year).

For more information about living on campus at SMSU, including the services and amentities that are offered, please visit our Residence Life page. Here are also a few helpful reminders:

  • The term room and board is equivalent to a student's residence hall room and meal plan cost. 
  • The room cost is based on a double occupancy room (including a roommate).  For more information about other room types and costs, please visit our Residence Life homepage (link above). 
  • The meal plan cost is based on our "traditional" meal plan which is equivalent to 14 meals per week and $150 Dining Dollars. 

Financial Aid / Payment Information:

B2B students will all have their financial aid processed through Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West).  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 turned in to the Business Services office at SMSU for payment of their room and board fees.

To complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), visit:  You will need to submit your results to MN West by entering their federal school code 005263.  For more information about applying for financial aid through MN West, please visit their Financial Aid website.

Last Modified: 10/10/18 11:25 AM