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The University of Minnesota has many different tuition rates. In addition to the basic rates for undergraduate and graduate students, both resident and nonresident, there are separate rates for students in the professional programs of law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine, as well as special rates for many graduate programs (e.g., M.B.A., M.Ed., etc.).
Until 1999-00, when the University changed to a semester calendar, there were also multiple rates at the undergraduate level going all the way back to 1960-61. Until 1999-00, the University had a lower rate for lower division students and a higher rate for upper division students. For many years there were also different upper division rates for each college on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses.
The tuition rates for undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses in this history are the upper division rates for students in the College of Liberal Arts on each campus, since this is the annual rate that most students would have paid.
The rates for all campuses from 2001-02 through 2010-2011 include the University Fee.
Starting Fall 2008, nonresident undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses will be assessed lower tuition rates. For nonresident students on the Duluth campus the new rate is the resident rate plus $1,000 per semester. For nonresident students on the Twin Cities campus the new rate is the resident rate plus $2,000 per semester. The Twin Cities campus is phasing this in over four years.
Starting Fall 2009, the Duluth campus will assess the new lower rate to continuing students.
Until Fall 2008, undergraduate students from Wisconsin pay a reciprocity rate that is based on the tuition they would be charged at a comparable University of Wisconsin campus under terms of the tuition reciprocity agreement between the state of Minnesota and the state of Wisconsin.
Students from Manitoba, North Dakota, and South Dakota pay Minnesota resident tuition rates under terms of the respective tuition reciprocity agreements that have been negotiated by the state of Minnesota.
Undergraduate students from the states of Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska are charged 150 percent of the Minnesota resident tuition rate, under terms of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) in which all five states participate.
Crookston did not become a University campus until 1970-71, and it did not become a 4-year campus until 1993-94.
The nonresident rate for students on the Crookston campus was eliminated in 1999-00.
The nonresident rate for students on the Morris campus was eliminated in 2002-03.
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