Tuition, fees, financial aid, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity, Native American Promise program, and more. These resources will help you to navigate the logistics and opportunities related to paying for your education. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for University of Minnesota online degrees and certificates vary depending on the college and campus. Generally, the cost of taking an online course is tuition plus college and online fees. In some cases, online-only programs may have a different tuition and fee structure. Visit the program’s web page to learn more about tuition and fees for a specific program.

To calculate your fees, contact One Stop Student Services for the campus offering the program: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, or Twin Cities.

Financial Aid

Eligibility for financial aid is dependent on your personal circumstances and academic program. To learn more, contact the Financial Aid office associated with your chosen program.

There are no financial aid restrictions for online courses other than those labeled “extended-term courses.” These courses are nine months long and typically offered by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. 

Prior to registering for an online course, contact One Stop Student Services (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, or Twin Cities) to determine how your financial aid package may be affected by the courses you plan to take.

Native American Promise Tuition Program

This program provides financial support, and in many cases free tuition, to first-year undergraduate students and transfer students from Tribal colleges who are enrolled citizens in one of Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Native American Promise Tuition Program web page.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a comprehensive federal program that assists under-employed or unemployed citizens with tuition and fees for approved educational programs, certificates, and degrees. The University has WIOA-certification for many of its online bachelors, masters, and certificate programs.

After selecting a WIOA-approved program, contact your nearest CareerForce Center to request support and make them aware of the online programs you feel are the best fit for your career retraining and objectives.

WIOA-Approved Online and Hybrid Programs

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Applied Studies (degree completion)
  • Applied Health 
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Health Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Manufacturing Management 
  • Manufacturing Management—Quality Management 
  • Manufacturing Operations Management (hybrid)
  • Marketing
  • Medical Lab Sciences (hybrid)

Baccalaureate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

  • Applied Business
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Operations Management (hybrid)

Master's Degrees

  • Occupational Therapy (hybrid)

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