Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees dashboard contains peer comparison information from IPEDS regarding various components of cost of attendance, including tuition, required fees, and room and board, from 2010-2011 onward.  Filters for program description (e.g., MBA, DDS), residency status, and peer group are provided.  IPEDS Total & Net Price for first-time, full-time undergraduates can be found on the “Total / Net Price” tab.  More information about University of Minnesota Cost of attendance (COA) and fees can be found on the One Stop website.

Data Sources
  • AAUDE DW - IPEDS Institutional Characteristics, Part D
  • IPEDS Student Financial Aid

Report Update Cadence:

  • Once a year, typically early November
  • IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) definitions used.
  • Total / Net Price tab only includes information for first-time, full-time undergraduates.
  • “Avg net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid” metric is sourced from IPEDS Student Financial Aid, Section 1 - Part F - Net Price Calculation for Group 3.  Includes full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from the following sources: the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
  • Occasionally, a metric for a given year can vary depending on the reporting year due to retroactive changes.  Please refer to the “reporting year” value in the tooltip pop-up when cross-checking data from IPEDS.

IPEDS definitions are used throughout this dashboard. Relevant terms and definitions can be found in the IPEDS glossary.

Related Resources

A guide to the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey Component, which includes resources such as a FAQ, glossary of terms, and links to relevant guides and other SFA topics, can be found here:

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