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

  • Degree or other program registration
  • 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 handbook. This handbook 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 rates are the same for summer, fall, and spring terms. However, non-degree/guest undergraduate and non-degree/guest departmental masters students are charged resident tuition per credit during the summer.  

Undergraduate (2020-21)

Enrollment Resident Non-resident Midwest Student Exchange Program
Per credit $469.00 $669.00 $492.50
13-credit band* $6,097.00 $8,697.00 $6,402.00

*per semester

Graduate (2020-21)

Enrollment Resident Non-resident
Part time, per credit $1,465.00 $2,267.00
Full time, 6-14 credits* $8,790.00 $13,602.00
Each credit over 14 $1,465.00 $2,267.00

*per semester

If you take a course for graduate-level credit as a non-degree, guest student, you will pay the normal graduate tuition rate for all your courses in the term.

Program-specific rates (2020-21)

Masters programs and post-baccalaureate certificates

Program Resident Non-resident
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 
Per credit $969.00 $969.00
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Rochester
Per credit $1,076.00 $1,076.00
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Environmental Education (M.E.Ed.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Environmental Health & Safety (M.E.H.S.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Tribal Administration and Governance (M.T.A.G.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Tribal Resource & Environmental Stewardship (M.T.R.E.S.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Master of Professional Studies in Multidisciplinary Research & Creativity (M.P.S.)
Per credit $693.00 $1,099.00
Post-baccalaureate Community College Teaching Certificate
Per credit $693.00 $693.00
Post-baccalaureate Environmental Education Certificate
Per credit $693.00 $693.00
Post-baccalaureate Geographical Information Science Certificate
Per credit $693.00 $693.00

Medical School

Enrollment Resident Non-resident
Flat rate per term
1st year (fall 2020 start) $13,397.00 $19,226.00
2nd year (fall 2019 start) $13,134.00 $18,849.00

College of Pharmacy

Enrollment Resident Non-resident
Years 1-3
Per credit (part time only) $1,161.00 $1,700.00
12 or more credits (per term) $13,932.00 $20,400.00
Year 4
Per term $13,932.00 $20,400.00

* Term rates only for summer, fall, and spring regardless of credit load

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

Wed, May 5, 2021 Spring payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)
Sat, May 22, 2021 Fifth billing statement for spring available (new charges and past-due balances only, due date: 6/4/21)
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 Spring payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)