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).

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 for scholarships is available.

2024-2025 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.

Costs are based on being enrolled in 13 or more credits per term. If you take fewer than 13 credits, you will be charged on a per credit basis.

ComponentsResident (on and off campus)Non-resident (on and off campus)Resident living with parent(s)
Required fees*$1,396$1,396$1,396
Miscellaneous personal expenses$1,500$1,500$1,500
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment**$800$800$800
Federal loan fees$100$100$100

*These costs are billed to your University student account.

**These costs may be billed to your University student account.

Cost of attendance components

Cost of attendance is based on the following components:

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Tuition and required fees

Tuition and required fees are determined by the University Board of Regents each July.

Housing and food

These figures are based on estimated housing and food costs and may vary depending on your living situation (e.g., on campus, off campus, or living with parent(s)). 

Miscellaneous personal expenses

This figure is based on estimated costs for your personal expenses (e.g., toiletries, laundry, and clothing).

Books, course materials, supplies and equipment

This figure is based on estimated costs for books, course materials, supplies and equipment if you were to take an average credit load.


This figure is based on transportation costs for a typical student. The University does not include a personal vehicle in its estimated cost figure.

Federal loan fees

This figure is based on average loan origination fees, if you/your parent(s) were to borrow a federal loan.

If you have expenses that are not taken into account in the standard budget, you may contact the One Stop to request that your budget be reviewed. Your financial aid eligibility will then be re-evaluated.

Residency and reciprocity

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, 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 non-resident tuition rates and, in some cases, comparable to resident rates.