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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for University of Minnesota Morris is $12,016 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 70% more expensive than the national average public four year college tuition of $7,056. The cost is 44% cheaper than the average Minnesota tuition of $21,305 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 12th in Minnesota amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 48th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,056 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $13,072.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,150 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Morris should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $900.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to University of Minnesota-Morris was $23,922 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Minnesota residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of Minnesota Morris and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Minnesota Morris
Estimated Budgets
Minnesota Resident Total Budget $23,922
   In-State Tuition$12,016
   Other Fees$1,056
   Room and Board$8,150
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,800
   Books and Supplies$900
Non-Resident Total Budget $25,942
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,036
   Other Fees$1,056
   Room and Board$8,150
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,800
   Books and Supplies$900

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,922 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Minnesota-Morris net price for in-state students is $14,397* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of University of Minnesota Morris students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,878. 34 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,186. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Minnesota Morris, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Minnesota Morris
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,397*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,878
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants34%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,186

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,797
$30,001 to $48,000$9,970
$48,001 to $75,000$11,804
$75,001 to $110,000$17,676
$110,000+$20,003

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,922 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,922. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

40%
24%
36%

Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $8,878

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Minnesota Morris or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 24% - $5,385

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 36% -  $7,859

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Minnesota Morris
Truman State University38.8% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Minnesota Morris.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Minnesota-Morris is $95,688 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $13,581 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $54,324**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $119,610 or $67,905 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Minnesota Morris.

Minnesota Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,008
Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,961

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Minnesota Morris are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Minnesota Morris
Price per credit hour for Minnesota residents$462
Cost for one class for Minnesota residents (3 credit hours)$1,386
Price per credit hour$540
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,620
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,160

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 63% of University of Minnesota Morris students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,385. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $24,313.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Minnesota Morris? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $54,324, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $67,403.63. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Minnesota Morris. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 90% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,581. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Minnesota Morris student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Minnesota Morris Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$561.70
Amount Borrowed$54,324.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,079.63
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$67,403.63

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Minnesota-Morris? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Minnesota Morris, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $67,403.63 would be needed to afford a $561.70 monthly payment in the example $54,324.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Minnesota Morris in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,720 to $12,016. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $95,688.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Minnesota Morris.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$32,898$131,593
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$41,988$167,950
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $53,588$214,352
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $62,035$248,139

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Minnesota-Morris five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2012$11,32219.4%
2011$9,482-11.5%
2010$10,7157.1%
2009$10,0067.2%
2008$9,331-9.5%
2007$10,3126.1%
2006$9,7217.3%
2005$9,05613.3%
2004$7,99111.7%
2003$7,15416.5%
2002$6,14210.3%
2001$5,5674.8%
2000$5,3117.2%
1999$4,9564%
1998$4,7664.7%
1997$4,5548.7%
1996$4,18917.3%
1995$3,5724.5%
1994$3,4175.3%
1993$3,24616.7%
1992$2,78111.9%
1991$2,48611.5%
1990$2,2307.8%
1989$2,0694.7%
1988$1,9764.1%
1987$1,899

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Minnesota Morris to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 14 38% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 10 36% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 8 25% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 6 37% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 6 37% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 5 36% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 5 35% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 37% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 40% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 4 38% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 47% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 41% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 4 38% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 43% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 43% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 37% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 39% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 47% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 51% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 40% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 2 38% cheaper
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper

Calculators

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About University of Minnesota Morris

University of Minnesota Morris is a four year public college located in Morris, Minnesota.  Full time enrollment is 1,646 and part time is 125.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
University of Minnesota Morris
309 Behmler Hall
Morris, Minnesota
56267

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Minnesota Morris is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Minnesota Morris cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174251 IPEDS survey data.