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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 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. Additional information is available.

2020-2021 Cost of attendance

The standard cost of attendance (COA) is based on full-time enrollment for the academic year (fall and spring terms). Your actual costs will depend on personal lifestyle choices, as well as your academic program and coursework.

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 $12,014 $1,000 $9,076 $292 $1,830 $24,212
Students living with parent $12,014 $1,000 $2,550 $1,028 $1,830 $18,422
Online only, full-time $11,738 $1,000 $6,906 $0 $1,830 $21,474
Online only, three-quarter-time $9,030 $750 $6,906 $0 $1,830 $18,516
Online only, half-time $6,320 $500 $6,906 $0 $960 $14,686
Online only, less than half-time $3,612 $500 $0 $0 $0 $4,112

Incoming Freshmen, the Net Price Calculator may also be helpful in determining your eligibility for need-based aid.

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