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Costs

Tuition at the University of Minnesota is assessed according to your student classification and program, your residency status (see below), and whether you come from a state or province with which the University has a reciprocity agreement. For purposes of tuition and fee assessment, May Session and Summer Session are treated together as a single Summer Term. In addition to tuition, you may be charged fees based on a variety of criteria.

For further details, see below, or visit the Costs & fees section on the One Stop Web site.

Tuition

A complete summer 2014 tuition schedule is available. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Non-degree Students Taking Undergraduate Courses

Non-degree (non-admitted or visiting) students pay the resident rate for undergraduate tuition in the summer. For example, if you take an undergraduate-level course in summer 2014, you would pay $463.85 per credit. You do not need to pay the Student Services fee or purchase the Student Health Benefit Plan, but other fees may apply. Review the tuition schedule above for details.

Non-degree Students Taking Graduate Courses

Non-degree (non-admitted or visiting) students who are approved for graduate-level credit pay resident tuition rates for most programs. You do not need to pay the Student Services fee or purchase the Student Health Benefit Plan, but other fees may apply. To see your program’s tuition rate and any applicable fees, consult the tuition schedule above.

If you have any questions regarding tuition, billing, or payment, contact One Stop Student Services.

Fees

Student Services Fee

The Student Services Fee is $123.89 if you register for 3–5 credits and $247.78 if you register for 6 or more credits.

If, however, you are a continuing student who paid the services fee for spring semester, you will be charged $83.36 for 3–5 credits and $166.73 for 6 or more credits.

The difference represents the value of the Boynton Health Service benefits. Boynton benefits carry over through the summer for students who paid the Student Services Fee during spring semester.

You are exempt from paying the Student Services Fee if you are:

  • A non-degree student
  • Admitted to a credit certificate program only and to certain evening-based programs
  • Registered under the Senior Citizen Education Program

In addition, credits for off-campus courses, courses entirely online, or Online and Distance Learning (ODL) courses are excluded from the total credit count.

Students meeting the exemption criteria (excluding students in the Senior Citizen Education Program) may elect to pay the fee if they want to be given limited access to services covered by the fee (health plan excluded). If your course is held on another campus of the University, however, you pay the Student Services Fee of that campus. A complete list of the organizations and activities the fee supports can be found on One Stop.

Health-related Fees

University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan: $532 for coverage May 19–August 24, 2014. If you were enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan during spring semester 2014, you will automatically be covered through Aug. 24, 2014, at no additional cost. If you were not enrolled spring semester, and are required to pay the Student Services Fee this summer, you must purchase the summer Student Health Benefit Plan unless you already have private health coverage. This health plan coverage is unavailable to students who are not required to pay the Student Services Fee.

Non-degree students do not need to purchase the plan.

Visit the Student Health Benefits site for details.

Additional Fees

Complete information on Course fees, General fees, College and program fees, Service and usage fees, and Other Fees, can be found on One Stop.

Billing and Payment

Policies and Deadlines

Online billing is the official means of generating tuition bills to all University of Minnesota students. Every student has a student account and receives an electronic bill for tuition and fees. No paper bills are mailed. Each time you register or cancel/add a course, your account is adjusted. To view your student account, go to One Stop and click on “Student Account.”

There is no installment payment plan available in the summer.

For additional information, visit One Stop.

Student Classification

You will be charged the undergraduate rate and receive undergraduate credit if you are not registered as a graduate or professional degree student.

Pay a graduate or professional degree rate if:

  • You are officially admitted to a Graduate School or professional degree program at any campus of the University of Minnesota, or
  • You are a non-degree (visiting or non-admitted) student in the Graduate School or professional degree program or have permission to receive graduate credit, or
  • You are admitted to a College of Continuing Education (CCE) post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Residency

Pay the resident rate if:

  • You have maintained a permanent home in Minnesota for at least one calendar year for purposes other than obtaining an education, have been classified as a Minnesota resident by the University of Minnesota, or
  • You are a non-degree student registering for undergraduate credit, or
  • The credits are in an Online and Distance Learning (ODL) course, or
  • You are admitted to a credit certificate program in the College of Continuing Education, or
  • You hold a qualifying appointment as a graduate assistant.

Pay the nonresident rate if:

  • None of the residency criteria above applies, and
  • You are not a resident of Minnesota, or
  • You have been classified by the University as a nonresident, non-reciprocity student.

Tuition Reciprocity

The University has reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba. 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. Go to One Stop for reciprocity procedures and the specific rates applicable to participating states.

Tuition reciprocity is not available for non-degree students.

Financial Aid

To be eligible for Office of Student Finance (OSF) Summer Term financial aid you must be officially admitted to a U of M Twin Cities degree program effective for Summer Term 2014. Summer is part of the 2013–2014 financial aid cycle. If you did not file a 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for last fall and/or spring terms, you must file one to receive summer aid. You may not use 2014-2015 financial aid eligibility to pay for summer charges. May Session and Summer Session are combined for purposes of determining your eligibility.

Financial aid is not available for non-degree students.