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 offered 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 offers (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.
2020-2021 Cost of Attendance
The 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 Sheet will give you a breakdown of the costs 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|
*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, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.