Cost of Attendance

The University of Minnesota Morris is a national public liberal arts college committed to making a high-quality education available to students from across the country. Expenses for housing, meals, books and supplies, transportation, loan fees, and personal expenditures can vary.

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Components Resident MSEP Resident Non-resident Resident living with parent(s)
Tuition*                 $12,804 $13,888 $14,934 $12,804
Required fees* $1,316 $1,316 $1,316 $1,316
Housing** $4,478 $4,478 $4,478 $2,064
Food** $5,044 $5,044 $5,044 $2,176
Miscellaneous personal expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment** $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $500 $500 $500 $1,050
Federal loan fees $100 $100 $100 $100
Total $26,742 $27,826 $28,872 $22,010

*These costs are billed to your University student account.

**These costs may be billed to your University student account.


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Resident tuition applies to students who are Minnesota residents. Students who are residents of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the province of Manitoba, Canada, may also qualify for resident tuition by completing a reciprocity agreement.

Midwest Student Exchange Program MSEP

The Midwest Student Exchange Program MSEP is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. UMN Morris offers reduced tuition to eligible students from the following states.

  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio

For consideration, students only need to submit an application for admission.



Non-resident tuition applies to students who are not Minnesota residents, do not receive reciprocity, and do not qualify for the MSEP (see below). International students should review the information on our Financial Certification page for a full review of estimated expenses.


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, which are the same as resident rates.

Non-resident and international students will be considered for our National Scholar Award at the time of admission to Morris.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

96% of first-year students receive financial aid. UMN Morris has a variety of financial aid programs to help you realize your educational goals and we’re ready to make the experience as easy as possible. Together, we’ll make sure you get the financial aid you need for a great education.

Learn more about our scholarships

Free Credits

UMN Morris has a tuition band, which means if you take more than 13 credits in a single semester, those additional credits are free of charge. This is a great savings, as many students take an average of 15 credits per semester in order to graduate in four years.

Net Price Calculator

Use the Net Price Calculator for Future Freshmen to get a sense of the types of need-based aid for which you may be eligible. This calculator is intended to assist you in your college planning.

Note: UMN Morris also awards a number of competitive scholarships that are not included in the calculator.
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