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Cost of attendance

The University prepares cost of attendance (COA) figures in order to calculate financial aid eligibility for students. If you do not receive financial aid, you may use the following figures to estimate enrollment costs. Your specific tuition and fees charges will appear in your University student account in the My Finances tab of MyU a few weeks before the start of your classes (enrollment period).

Actual costs may differ depending on your academic program, coursework, and personal spending choices.

The total amount of financial aid awarded to a student, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed the cost of attendance at the University of Minnesota for that aid year. Financial aid awards (e.g., loans, work study, scholarships, or grants) may be reduced for students whose total aid exceeds the cost of attendance. Additional information is available.

2019-2020 Cost of attendance

The standard cost of attendance (COA) is based on full-time enrollment for the academic year (fall and spring terms). Costs will vary according to your residency and enrollment status. Your actual costs will depend on personal lifestyle choices, as well as your academic program and coursework.

The Cost of Attendance Worksheet will help you determine your costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

The Cost Sheet will give you a breakdown of tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans per term.

COA figures are based on the cost of enrolling in 13 or more credits per semester. If you take fewer than 13 credits, you will be charged on a per-credit basis.

  Tuition* Required fees* Room* Board* Books & supplies Transportation Personal/misc. Loan fees Total
Resident $12,324 $1,254 $4,100 $4,532 $800 $500 $1,200 $150 $24,860
MSEP resident $13,364 $1,254 $4,100 $4,532 $800 $500 $1,200 $150 $25,900
Non-resident $14,378 $1,254 $4,100 $4,532 $800 $500 $1,200 $150 $26,914

*These costs are billed to your University student account.

2018-2019 Cost of attendance

The standard cost of attendance (COA) is based on full-time enrollment for the academic year (fall and spring terms). Costs will vary according to your residency and enrollment status. Your actual costs will depend on personal lifestyle choices, as well as your academic program and coursework.

The Cost of Attendance Worksheet will help you determine your costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

The Cost Sheet will give you a breakdown of tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans per term.

COA figures are based on the cost of enrolling in 13 or more credits per semester. If you take fewer than 13 credits, you will be charged on a per-credit basis.

  Tuition* Required fees* Room* Board* Books & supplies Transportation Personal/misc. Loan fees Total
Resident $12,142 $1,172 $3,942 $4,400 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $24,356
Non-resident $14,170 $1,172 $3,942 $4,400 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $26,384

*These costs are billed to your University student account.

If there is uncertainty about whether you are considered a Minnesota resident, review the Residency, Reciprocity, and Tuition Exemption booklet. The booklet contains the University's official policy and an application for resident evaluation.

The University has reciprocity agreements with the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the province of Manitoba, Canada. If you are a resident of any of these states or provinces, you may qualify for reciprocity tuition rates that are lower than nonresident tuition rates and, in some cases, comparable to resident rates.

States participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.

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