At Minerva, your annual tuition is a fraction of what you would pay at other top universities, while housing, services, and other fees are comparable with those at most every other public and private institution in the United States. Instead of costly campus amenities, you use the best of each city for studying, research, location-based learning, and social activities.
However, the cost of your education is a shared responsibility, so you have a powerful incentive to make the most of it. While Minerva provides significant financial support for eligible students, we require you and your family to contribute to an extent that is both equitable and manageable.
Minerva students are bright, driven, and intellectually curious. We believe that all who demonstrate these characteristics, together with outstanding academic performance and exceptional achievement, deserve access to the best education available.
This video features three Minerva students relating their hopes for realizing a more enlightened, sustainable, and peaceful world.
Minerva offers low-interest loans to all qualified students. These do not exceed across all four years what you might incur at other US schools in one year and are deliberately structured to reduce your financial burden during your studies and 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.
Applications for Fall 2023 are closed.
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