Our commitment to an affordable education means we only invest in the things that improve your learning experience.
Because we do not maintain major infrastructure, your annual tuition is about a quarter that of other top universities, while housing, services, and other fees are comparable with those at most every public and private institution in the country.
Minerva students are bright, driven, and curious — qualities that can be found everywhere. We believe all students who demonstrate these characteristics, as well as outstanding academic performance and exceptional achievement, deserve access to the best education possible.
This video features three Minerva students speaking about their hopes for realizing a more enlightened, prosperous, sustainable, and peaceful world.
By sharing the responsibility of funding your education, you have a powerful incentive to make the most of it.
At Minerva, investing in your future is a shared responsibility. We provide significant financial support for eligible students, but require you and your family to help pay for your education to an extent that is both equitable and manageable.
Minerva offers low-interest loans to all qualified students. These do not exceed $20,000 over all four years and are deliberately structured to greatly reduce your financial burden after graduation.
To supplement your family's contribution and help pay down your student loan, Minerva provides extensive term-time employment opportunities to students who demonstrate additional need.
If there is still a gap in funding your education, the Minerva Institute will provide a need-based scholarship made possible by the generous contribution of philanthropic donors.