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.

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

2022-23 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 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Swenson College of Science & Engineering students: The Swenson College of Science & Engineering has an additional $500 (per year) in tuition expenses assessed by the college for undergraduates. That will not be shown in the charts below, but will be included when calculating your financial aid eligibility.
  • International students: Costs are calculated differently due to visa requirements. See Undergraduate Costs for Full-Time International Students.
Expense category Resident living in dorm or apartment Resident living with parent MSEP* resident living in dorm or apartment Non-resident living in dorm or apartment
Tuition & fees $14,126 $14,126 $14,760 $19,516
Books & supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Room & board $9,638 $3,442 $9,638 $9,638
Transportation $352 $968 $352 $352
Personal/misc. $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Loan fees $92 $92 $92 $92
Total $27,208 $21,628 $27,842 $32,598

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

2022-23 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 your program is specified below. 

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Graduate cost of attendance

Expense category Resident Non-resident
Tuition & fees $19,964 $30,074
Books & supplies $1,000 $1,000
Room & board $15,560 $15,560
Transportation $924 $924
Personal/misc. $2,566 $2,566
Loan fees $320 $320
Total $40,334 $50,444

Program-specific cost of attendance

Master of Education

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees $9,148
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $29,518

 

Master of Environmental Education

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees  $12,906
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $33,276

 

Master of Environmental Health & Safety

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees  $22,986
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $43,356

 

Master of Social Work

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees  $17,200
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total  $37,570

 

Master of Professional Studies in Multidisciplinary Research & Creativity

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees $6,064
Books & supplies $500
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $25,934

 

Master of Tribal Administration & Governance

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees $13,560
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $33,930

 

Master of Tribal Resource & Environmental Stewardship

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees $12,128
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $32,498

 

Master of Business Administration - Duluth

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees  $16,536
Books & supplies $1,000
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $36,906

 

Master of Business Administration - Rochester

Expense category Resident & non-resident
Tuition & fees  $9,148
Books & supplies $500
Room & board $15,560
Transportation $924
Personal/misc. $2,566
Loan fees $320
Total $29,018

 

Medical - Resident

Expense category Year 1 Year 2
Tuition & fees $29,236  $28,630
Books & supplies $1,180 $2,498
Room & board $15,560 $15,560
Transportation $1,930 $1,930
Personal/misc. $2,566 $2,566
Loan fees $402 $402
Total $50,874 $51,586

 

Medical - Non-resident

Expense category Year 1 Year 2
Tuition & fees $42,680 $41,290
Books & supplies $1,180 $2,498
Room & board $15,560 $15,560
Transportation $1,930 $1,930
Personal/misc. $2,566 $2,566
Loan fees $402 $402
Total $64,318 $64,246

 

Pharmacy

Expense category Resident Non-resident
Tuition & fees  $29,794 $42,730
Books & supplies $1,000 $1,000
Room & board $15,560 $15,560
Transportation $1,328 $1,328
Personal/misc. $2,566 $2,566
Loan fees $560 $560
Total $50,808 $63,744

Cost of attendance expense categories

Cost of attendance is based on five expense categories.

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Tuition and fees

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

Books and supplies

This figure is based on how much a typical full-time student would need to spend on books, paper, and other academic supplies in order to complete an average credit load. 

Room and board

The estimated room and board figures vary based on living situation (e.g., in a University residence hall or at home with family).

Transportation

This figure is based on the approximate cost of a student’s drive to and from their hometown five times during the academic year. The University does not include the cost of a personal vehicle in its estimated figure.

Personal and miscellaneous expenses

The figures for this category include things like toiletries, laundry, and clothing.

If you have expenses that are not taken into account in the standard budget, you may contact One Stop Student Services to submit a cost of attendance appeal form. Your budget will be reviewed and your financial aid eligibility will 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, 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.