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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.


Estimated Cost of Attendance

The University determines the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for full-time study at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs based on the maximum allowable costs calculated for the current academic years’ (9 month) expenses. The COA includes tuition and fees, student health benefit plan, estimated books and supplies, room and board, estimated transportation costs, and other miscellaneous expenses. These budgets* are useful guides that reflect the typical living expenses in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. You can find more information about living expenses on the University’s website.

The Humphrey School is committed to providing students a great education at a great value. To encourage students to complete their degree full-time in two years, tuition banding is established for the MPP, MURP, MS-STEP, and MDP degree programs. Any amount of credits per semester within the band cost the same rate (6-15 credits for MPP, MURP, MS-STEP, 6-16 credits for MDP). Any credits in which a student enrolls above or below the band are charged at the resident/non-resident per credit rate.

Below are the estimated costs of attendance for each of our degree programs.

MPP, MURP, MS-STEP, MDP

2014-2015 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition Banding Cost
(6-15 credits for MPP, MURP, MS-STEP, 6-16 credits for MDP)

$17,603
($1,466.91 per credit)

$25,417
($2,188.04 per credit)

Health1

$2,098

Fees2

$1,745

Books (Estimated)

$1,000

TOTAL Academic Expenses

$22,446

$30,260

Room and Board (estimated)

$10,926

Miscellaneous (estimated)

$2,000

Transportation (estimated)

$1,000

TOTAL Living Expenses

$13,926


MPP, MURP, MS-STEP, MDP

Resident

Non-Resident

Total 9 month estimated COA3

$36,372

$44,186


1 University of Minnesota students are required to have health insurance. If a student is not enrolled in a plan through another carrier, students will be required to enroll in the University’s Student Heath Benefit Plan. If a student has coverage from another carrier, this fee may be waived.
2The fee figure is based on full-time enrollment (6+ credits) each term for the academic year (fall & spring semesters). It includes student services fee, Humphrey School collegiate fee, capital enhancement fee, graduate & professional student assembly fee, stadium fee, and a transportation fee. A detailed tuition and fee PDF for 2014-2015 is available online. Fees subject to change. Fees may vary based on credits enrolled per semester. International students may be subject to additional fees.
3 Total COA is based on full-time enrollment (6+ credits each semester) for the academic year (fall & spring semesters). Students receiving merit based aid may be required to enroll in a minimum of 12+ credits each semester to stay on track to graduate within the designed two years.

MPA

2014-2015 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition1

$1,239 per credit

$1,924.50 per credit

Health2

$1,049

Fees3 (6 or more credits)

$873

Fees3 (fewer than 6 credits)

$330

Books (Estimated)

Vary

Room and Board (est. per month)

$1,214

Miscellaneous (est. per month)

$222

Transportation (est. per month)

$111


1 The MPA program consists of 30 credits and students are assessed tuition charges on a per-credit basis. Tuition rates are subject to change on an annual basis.
2 University of Minnesota students are required to have health insurance. If a student is not enrolled in a plan through another carrier, students will be required to enroll in the University’s Student Health Benefit Plan. If a student has coverage from another carrier, this fee may be waived. Student Health Benefit Plan fees are only assessed if enrolled in more than 6 credits per semester.
3 The fee figure is based on full-time enrollment (6+ credits) each term for the academic year (fall & spring semesters). It includes student services fee (if enrolled in more than 6 credits per semester), Humphrey School collegiate fee, capital enhancement fee, graduate & professional student assembly fee, stadium fee, and a transportation fee. A detailed tuition and fee PDF for 2014-2015 is available online. Fees subject to change.

Certificate Programs

2014-2015 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition

Varies depending on credit load and residency

Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership, Certificate in Policy Issues on Work & Pay, Early Childhood Policy Certificate

$1,239 $1,924.50

Nonprofit Management Certificate

$957.05 per credit
$9,570.50 for 10-15 credits
$1,381.85
$13,818.50 for 10-15 credits

Fees

Vary

Books

Vary


Residency and Reciprocity

Minnesota residents pay in-state tuition rates, which are lower than tuition rates assessed to non-Minnesota residents. Qualified students who are residents of Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin benefit from long-standing reciprocity agreements, paying tuition rates equal to in-state rates. Tuition reciprocity is not automatic. Students must apply and qualify for reciprocity through the higher education office in their states of residence. Please follow the appropriate link for more information:

In general, students may gain in-state tuition benefits if they have lived in the state of Minnesota for one full calendar year without attending a college or university being the main purpose for living in the state (i.e full-time enrollment in an academic program/institution). Students who leave the state of Minnesota for more than one calendar year for any purpose other than to attend a college or university may lose their in-state tuition benefit. For more information about the University’s reciprocity policies, download a detailed brochure on residency, reciprocity and tuition exemptions.

* Please note, when using the calculator, there is a difference between Graduate School tuition rates and The Humphrey School. For 2014-15 Academic Year, the difference between is $1,010 (resident) and $614 (non-resident).