Tuition and Fees


Tuition at the University of Minnesota is assessed according to your student classification and program, your residency status, and whether you come from a state or province with which the University has a reciprocity agreement. In addition to tuition, you may be charged fees based on a variety of criteria. 

Tuition for the MLS program for 2016−17:

Per credit: $1,168.00 (resident and nonresident)
6−14 credits: $7,008.00 (resident and nonresident)

Once you register for classes, you are officially enrolled and have committed to attend. You will be charged for any course for which you register unless you officially cancel online or at a One Stop Student Services Center during the 100% refund period. If you cancel after the 100% refund period, you must pay for any portion of the course for which you do not receive a monetary credit.

If you are not admitted to a degree program, refer to the One Stop page for nonadmitted students.

University Health Insurance

University insurance is not available to full-time MLS students. MLS students taking six or more credits do not pay a Student Services fee normally charged to full-time students. This exemption means that our students are ineligible for the University’s health and hospitalization insurance coverage. MLS students can use the University’s Boynton Clinic, but have to pay directly for the services. If you need insurance coverage, you must contact an independent agency.

Financial Aid

The College of Continuing Education's Financial Aid web page contains resources that show your options, including CCE scholarship information and applications and information about other resources available to you.

Billing and Payment

The University's One Stop website is the best resource for information on how to pay the University.

You will not receive a paper bill from the University for your tuition and fees. An e-mail notice will be sent to your University e-mail account when your online billing statement is ready. Your billing statement shows all charges (tuition and fees, bookstore charges, etc.) to your Student Account and due dates.

If you have payment questions, One Stop counselors are available via e-mail, phone, or in person.

Verification of Payment

If you need verification that you have paid your tuition and fees, you can print out your online student account information by logging into MyU (Finances).

If you plan to claim education tax credits, your billing and account information is an important reference. More information about these tax credits is available online here.


You may be eligible for a tuition refund if you cancel your registration by the deadlines. The deadline is based on the start date of the term you were registered for.