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General fees

Academic year, 2010–11

Read the description carefully to determine which fees apply to you. All rates given are per semester, except where monthly rates are noted.


$65.00 per credit, 1-9 credits

$650.00 flat rate, 10 or more credits

University fee - helps cover costs in a wide variety of areas related to instruction, student services, and academic support. It is not dedicated to one particular need. This fee is assessed to all students and will be prorated as follows:

Undergraduates (including reciprocity students) who are classified as full time by their college are required to pay the full University fee regardless of their credit load. Student smust appeal to their college for an exception to full-time classification.


Student Services fee - Charged to all students who are enrolled for 6 or more credits, unless the student is in an exempt classification (see below). Courses that carry no degree credit and all audited courses are included in the credit total (one class hour equals one credit). The student services fee is used to support various student programs in allocated amounts that are listed at the Student Services Fee page.

EXEMPTIONS: You do not need to pay the student services fee if you are a student who is

  • admitted to a credit certificate or specialized / evening / part-time academic plan (contact your program office for clarification)
  • not admitted to a degree program
  • enrolled in the post-secondary enrollment options (PSEO) program
  • a Regents Scholarship recipient
  • registered in the Senior Citizen Education Program

OPTION TO PAY: If you are exempt yet want to have limited access to services covered by the fee (student health plan excluded), you must pay the fee. Regents Scholarship recipients and Senior Citizen Education Program participants are not allowed the option to pay the fee.

For more information, go the Student Services Fees page.

Capital Enhancement fee - Ensures a reliable revenue stream to support long-term capital financing for the renewal of facilities or construction of new facilities that contribute to or enhance student life. For 2010-11 the fee will be charged to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on the Twin Cities campus who pay the student services fee.
Council of College Boards fee - Non-refundable fee assessed to all undergraduates
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) fee - Nonrefundable fee assessed each term to graduate level, degree-seeking students in graduate and most professional programs
International Student Aid fee - Required of all students who hold non-immigrant visas
International Student fee - Administrative fee required of all students who hold temporary nonimmigrant visas
Long Term Disability Insurance fee - Charged to all Academic Health Center (AHC) students. When paid in fall and spring, the insurance covers a full calendar year
Minnesota Student Association (MSA) - Non-refundable fee assessed to all undergraduates registered for 6 or more credits
Orientation fee - Non-refundable fee required of all new graduate-level students except: graduate students who attended the University as undergraduates; graduate Carlson School of Management students; and students in post-baccalaureate education, master of education, and master of agriculture programs
Stadium fee - The student stadium fee supports the construction costs of the on-campus football stadium that also serves the marching band, intramural and club sports, student activities, and other University functions (not assessed during summer term).
Student Health Benefit Plan for Academic Health Center (AHC) Students - Assessed automatically; AHC students may have the plan waived for two years with proof of enrollment in another U. S.-based, employer-sponsored health plan, or the University-sponsored Graduate Assistant Health Plan. For more information, visit the Academic Health Center Student Health Benefit Plan website.
Student Health Benefit Plan for Graduate Assistants - Monthly premiums subsidized based on the terms of your University appointment. For more information, visit the Graduate Assistant Health Plan website.
Student Health Benefit Plan for International Students - Additional amounts required for dependents of international students. For more information, visit the Student Health Benefit Plan for International Students website.
Student Health Benefit Plan for Visiting International Scholars - Per month; required for scholars visiting the University for more than 31 days and who do not have other health coverage. The plan is optional for scholars visiting less than 31 days. For more information, visit the Student Health Benefit Plan for International Scholars website.
Student Health Benefit Plan for All Other Students - Automatically assessed to most students who do not have health plan coverage and are enrolled in a degree program for 6 or more credits per semester (3 or more credits for summer) that count toward the assessment of the mandatory student services fee. For more information, visit the Student Health Benefit Plan website.
Transportation fee - Non-refundable fee to support the U Pass bus transit program assessed to all students EXEMPTIONS: post-secondary option high school students, Regents Scholarship recipients, and students registered in off-campus, non-metro courses or Online and Distance Learning courses only