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Your tuition at the University of Minnesota is assessed according to your:

  • Enrollment level
  • Residency status
  • Residency in a state or province with a reciprocity agreement

If there is uncertainty on whether you are considered a Minnesota resident, or if you believe that your residency has been inappropriately classified, you can review Residency, Reciprocity, and Tuition Exemption booklet. This 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 province, you may qualify for reciprocity tuition rates, which are lower than nonresident tuition rates and, in some cases, comparable to resident rates. 

Tuition cost varies based on your enrollment status.

 Enrollment Resident MSEP Non-resident
Per credit $474.00 $514.00 $553.00
13-credit band* $6,162.00 $6,682.00 $7,189.00

*per semester

Official current and historical tution rates

The above information is based on the President’s Operating Budget approved by the Board of Regents. While the information has been presented with all due care, it cannot be guaranteed to be free from errors or omission. Abridged versions of the budget (containing only tuition and fee information) for current and past years may be found below. 

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Fri, Jan 22, 2021 First billing statement available (due date: 2/5/21)
Tue, Jan 26, 2021 Last day to receive a 100% refund for cancelling full and 1st-half semester classes
Mon, Feb 1, 2021 Last day to receive a 50% refund for cancelling 1st-half semester classes