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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.

2018-2019 Estimated cost of attendance

The estimated 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 estimated cost of attendance is based on projected costs and funding levels. Official costs will be finalized in July, and you will be notified at that time with directions on how to view your Financial Aid Award Notice (FAAN).  

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 $12,136 $1,142 $3,980 $4,394 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $24,352
Non-resident $14,176 $1,142 $3,980 $4,394 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $26,392

*These costs are billed to your University student account.

2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 $12,016 $1,056 $3,864 $4,286 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $23,922
Non-resident $14,036 $1,056 $3,864 $4,286 $900 $500 $1,200 $100 $25,942

*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.

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