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What is "cost of attendance?"

When planning for college expenses, you will want to consider "cost of attendance," which is the sum of tuition, housing, and personal expenses (which range from textbooks to travel to toothpaste). When you apply for financial aid, the University will use this "cost of attendance" figure when calculating your financial aid package. This ensures you are aware of all financial aid resources available to you to assist with college expenses. Get more information about financial aid.

What are the tuition and fees at the U of M?

The estimated tuition and fees listed below cover one academic year (two semesters) of enrollment. The figures below are estimated tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year; actual tuition and fees will be finalized in July 2016.

Estimated tuition and fees for new students (2016-2017 academic year)
Minnesota residents - $14,186North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Wisconsin residents - $14,186Nonresidents - $24,340

The figures above are estimated figures as of February 2016, and are being used in our estimated financial aid award notices for admitted students applying for financial aid. Actual tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year will be finalized in July 2016. The exact cost of attendance varies slightly from student to student based on the college of enrollment and courses taken. There is an additional surcharge of $1,000 per semester for students enrolled in the Carlson School of Management. If you are an international student, please visit the Costs, Scholarships, and Visas for International Students page. Fees and charges are subject to change without notice as necessitated by University or legislative action.

What is the cost to live on campus?

The estimated room and board costs for 2016-17 are $8,962 for double occupancy and 14 meals per week and $100 in FlexDine dollars per semester.

How should I plan for personal expenses?

Our financial aid office estimates $1,700 for transportation expenses, $1,000 for books and supplies, and $2,000 for miscellaneous expenses such as clothing and entertainment during the 2016-17 academic year. Many students keep their expenses under these amounts by spending responsibly.

Free credits after 13

Each semester, every credit after 13 is free of charge, keeping costs down for families and helping students achieve graduation in four years. (Students typically take 15-16 credits each semester, or 120 credits over four years.)

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