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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 approximately four (4) weeks before the start of your classes (enrollment period).

Actual costs may differ depending on your academic program, coursework, and personal spending choices.

Read more about the financial advantages of four-year graduation or three-year graduation for transfer students:

Finding your cost of attendance

First select your program from the "Program" drop down menu in the cost of attendance filter below. All undergraduate students should select "Undergraduate" regardless of your college or program. Most graduate students should select "Graduate" (unless your program is specifically listed). After selecting your program, you can refine the results by selecting your enrollment. 

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.

Undergraduate cost of attendance

For undergraduate students, COA figures are based on the cost of enrolling in 13 or more credits per semester. All undergraduate students should select "Undergraduate" from the "Program" drop-down menu below. If you are a freshman, the Net Price Calculator may also be helpful in determining your eligibility for need-based aid.

Carlson School of Management undergraduates have an additional $2,000 (per year) in tuition expenses assessed by the college. That will not be shown here, but will be included when calculating your financial aid eligibility.

Costs for international students are calculated differently due to visa requirements that must show proof of funding in order to receive a student visa and additional charges for mandatory health insurance or international student fees. If you are an international student, visit the University's Admissions website to find your estimated cost of attendance.

Graduate cost of attendance

Unless your program appears in the "Program" drop down, you should select the "Graduate" option. COA figures for the "Graduate" program are based on the cost of enrolling in 6-14 credits. 

Cost of attendance filter