Tuition and Fees

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Minerva provides an extraordinary education to the brightest students in the world, at an affordable cost. At $10,000, our annual tuition is well under a quarter of other highly selective universities. By lowering the cost of a four-year degree, we both minimize your financial burden and increase global access, thereby helping broaden the diversity of our student body. 

Your housing, student services, and other expenses are competitive with other public and private American universities. Technology support is included in the student services fee, but you are required to supply your own MacBook Pro laptop to optimize your experience on the Active Learning Forum. We offer our students discounts on laptops, as well as most books and supplies through the Claremont Consortium bookstore.

Though world travel is an important aspect of the full residential experience, the extent of individual travel plans and costs at the time of travel are outside of our control. Like other universities, the cost of travel between residence hall locations, or to and from home is your responsibility. 

Our goal is to make education at Minerva accessible, regardless of your personal circumstances.

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Estimated Annual Costs

Tuition and Fees  
Tuition $10,000
Housing $11,000
Student Services $1,950
Subtotal $22,950
Other Expenses  
Estimated Food Budget* $5,000
Books, Supplies** $500
Total Estimated Costs $28,450
* Not paid directly to Minerva
** Not paid directly to Minerva; Students are also responsible for
covering the cost of the required laptop technology.

All students are required to have health insurance (offered through Minerva at cost) as a condition of enrollment at Minerva.