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 approximately four (4) weeks before the start of your classes (enrollment period).
Actual costs may differ depending on your academic program, coursework, and personal spending choices. If you are a freshman, the Net Price Calculator may also be helpful in determining your eligibility for need-based aid.
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.
Read more about the financial advantages of four-year graduation or three-year graduation for transfer students:
2020-21 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 & fees||Books & supplies||Room & board||Transportation||Personal/misc.||Loan fees||Total|
|Resident & non-resident||$12,850||$1,000||$10,914||$160||$2,000||$214||$27,138|
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, 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.