Costs & Aid

These costs are estimates based on the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Actual costs may differ depending on your coursework, living arrangements, and personal spending choices.

  Minnesota & Reciprocity Residents Midwest Student Exchange Residents Residents of Other States
Tuition & Fees $13,576 $14,186 $18,776
Room & Board $8,470 $8,470 $8,470
Direct Costs Subtotal $22,046 $22,656 $27,246
Additional Expenses $3,568 $3,568 $3,568
Total Cost of Attendance $25,614 $26,224 $30,814

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Banded Tuition

At UMD, every credit you take per semester after 13 credits is free of charge. Banded tuition helps keep your educational costs down and encourages students to graduate in four years. Students who take fewer than 13 credits will be charged on a per-credit basis.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

UMD is a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program. Residents of these states qualify for tuition that is slightly higher than in-state tuition:

  • Illinois*
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio

*Illinois residents who begin their studies through Spring 2022 are eligible for MSEP tuition.

Reciprocity Agreements

The University has reciprocity agreements with the following:

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Manitoba

If you are a resident of any of these states or province, you may qualify for reciprocity tuition at the University, which is comparable to resident tuition.