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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.

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.

If you are a freshman, the Net Price Calculator may also be helpful in determining your eligibility for need-based aid.

2020-21 Undergraduate cost of attendance

For undergraduate students, 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.

The Cost of Attendance Worksheet will help you determine your costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

ENROLLMENT  Tuition & fees Books & supplies Room & board Transportation Personal/misc. Loan fees Total
Resident living in dorm or apartment $13,576 $1,200 $8,470 $272 $2,000 $96 $25,614
Resident living with parent $13,576 $1,200 $3,022 $2,000 $96 $19,894
MSEP* resident living in dorm or apartment $14,186 $1,200 $8,470 $272 $2,000 $96 $26,224
Nonresident living in dorm or apartment $18,776 $1,200 $8,470 $272 $2,000 $96 $30,814

*States participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.

2020-21 Graduate cost of attendance

For graduate students, COA figures are based on the cost of enrolling in 6-14 credits. If you take fewer than 6 credits, you will be charged on a per-credit basis. If you take more than 14, you will be charged for each credit over 14, in addition to the 6-14 credit rate. 

These figures are for all graduate students unless specified below. 

ENROLLMENT  Tuition & fees Books & supplies Room & board Transportation Personal/misc. Loan fees Total
Resident $18,982 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $35,588
Nonresident $28,606 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $45,212

2020-21 Program-specific cost of attendance

ENROLLMENT  Tuition & fees Books & supplies Room & board Transportation Personal/misc. Loan fees Total
Master of Education
Resident  $8,826 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $25,432
Nonresident $13,698 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $30,304
Master of Environmental Education
Resident  $13,830 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $30,436
Nonresident  $21,138 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $37,744
Master of Environmental Health & Safety
Resident  $22,206 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $38,812
Nonresident $34,386 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $50,992
Master of Social Work
Resident  $17,988 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $34,594
Nonresident $27,732 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $44,338
Master of Professional Studies in Multidisciplinary Research & Creativity
Resident  $9,740 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $26,346
Nonresident $14,612 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $31,218
Master of Tribal Administration & Governance
Resident $13,052 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $29,658
Nonresident $20,360 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $36,966
Master of Tribal Resource & Environmental Stewardship
Resident $13,052 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $29,658
Nonresident $20,360 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282 $36,966
Master of Business Administration - Duluth
Resident & Nonresident  $12,088 $1,200 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $28,694
Master of Business Administration - Rochester
Resident & Nonresident  $8,838 $600 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $282  $24,844
Medical
Resident
Year 1  $28,102 $1,180 $12,852 $856 $2,000 $420 $45,410
Year 2  $27,586 $2,484 $12,852 $942 $2,000 $420  $46,284
Nonresident
Year 1  $39,760 $1,180 $12,852 $856 $2,000 $420 $57,068
Year 2  $39,016 $2,484 $12,852 $942 $2,000 $420  $57,714
Pharmacy
Resident  $29,732 $800 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $638  $46,294
Nonresident  $42,668 $800 $12,852 $272 $2,000 $638  $59,230

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.