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UMN Twin Cities Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus was $13,318 a year for in-state students and $31,616 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college until you're done with college.

Tuition for international students at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus is $31,616 per year.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $13,318 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Minnesota-residents, out-of-state tuition is $31,616 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Minnesota residents.

Choosing a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is UMN Twin Cities's Tuition Different for International Students?

UMN Twin Cities has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus usually pay around $31,616 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or UMN Twin Cities-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

UMN Twin Cities Housing Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UMN Twin Cities.

Room and Board Costs at UMN Twin Cities

Room and board at UMN Twin Cities costs $10,768 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the UMN Twin Cities's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,278.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at UMN Twin Cities

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend UMN Twin Cities full time can expect to pay around $1,709 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city can be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus campus is in a urban setting in Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to UMN Twin Cities.

How Much Does UMN Twin Cities Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $13,318
Out-of-State Tuition $31,616
Room and Board $10,768
Board Only $4,490
Yearly Fees $1,709
Other expenses $2,214
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

UMN Twin Cities’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for part-time students

In 2021, 12,616 of the 36,061 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UMN Twin Cities meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,917 a year. Around 54% of UMN Twin Cities undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UMN Twin Cities graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,644 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $19,524
State Loans $27,190
UMN Twin Cities-Specific Loans $4,334
Private Loans $26,232
Most Common Loans for UMN Twin Cities Students
Federal Loans 53%
State loans 5%
Institutional Loans 4%
Private loans 10%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UMN Twin Cities financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at UMN Twin Cities

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, UMN Twin Cities awarded 11,180 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $141.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $24.22 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of UMN Twin Cities

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UMN Twin Cities students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UMN Twin Cities was $14,917 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UMN Twin Cities seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $7,814
Out-of-State, On-Campus $32,390

What will attending UMN Twin Cities really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UMN Twin Cities's net cost calculator on their website.

UMN Twin Cities Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

UMN Twin Cities does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for UMN Twin Cities students.

UMN Twin Cities offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

UMN Twin Cities has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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UMN Twin Cities Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$26,795

In State

$45,093

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$13,318
$31,616
Fees
$1,709
$1,709
Housing
$10,768
$10,768
Books
$1,000
$1,000

UMN Twin Cities Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

39%

Average Financial Aid Package

$14,114

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Total Enrollment

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