The Carlson School of Management provides an excellent educational experience for a great value. You will have access to strong student support services, a dedicated career center and education abroad office, professional academic advisers, on-site IT support, and much more at a moderate cost.
The cost of attendance varies from student to student and is based on individual factors such as residency, reciprocity, financial aid, and enrollment level. The University of Minnesota estimates tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year during the spring and finalizes the numbers in mid-summer.
Total estimated tuition and fees at the Carlson School for new students in the 2017-18 academic year:
|North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba and Wisconsin residents||$16,488|
|International students||Please visit the Costs, Scholarships, and Visas for International Students page|
These figures are based on full-time enrollment of 13 credits or more per semester and include the Carlson School tuition surcharge of $1,000 per semester. As part of the great value of the University of Minnesota, credits beyond 13 are available at no additional charge based on the 13-credit policy.
Approved by the Board of Regents in 2012, the Carlson School tuition surcharge supports the exceptional education and student services offered specifically to Carlson School undergraduate students. Funds raised by the surcharge are invested directly into the Carlson School Undergraduate Program to reduce the class size in core courses, and to invest in tenure track faculty to teach in the Undergraduate Program.
The surcharge is $1,000 per semester. For students taking 9 or more credits, the full surcharge amount is charged. For students taking 1-8 credits, a per credit surcharge amount is charged. Each credit is 10% of the surcharge.
Please note that U Promise students are required to be enrolled full-time (taking at least 13 credits per semester) at the University to continue to be eligible for the offset of the surcharge. The Carlson School Tuition Surcharge offset is based on the maintained U Promise eligibility. If a student is less than full time, they are not eligible for the U Promise scholarship and therefore not eligible for the tuition surcharge offset. For a list of frequently asked questions and eligibility requirements, please see the U Promise Scholarship website.
Each college at the University has their own fee structure. The collegiate fee at the Carlson School of Management supports the following programs and student services:
- Business Career Center coaching and programmatic services
- Academic advising services
- Local and national business development for internship and placement opportunities
- Technology support services
The Carlson School of Management collegiate fee per semester is:
$580 - All Carlson School undergraduate students, 9 or more credits
$290 - All Carlson School undergraduate students, less than 9 credits
The first step to applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Minnesota will use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and University aid. You will learn what aid you’ve been awarded after you are admitted. Your aid package may include grants, loans, need-based scholarships, and/or work-study.
If you have questions about financial aid, you can speak with a financial aid counselor at the One Stop student services center by calling 612-624-1111 or 1-800-400-8636.
Thanks to the generous support and donations from benefactors including alumni, friends of the school and corporate sponsors, the Carlson School awards nearly $2 million dollars in scholarships each year.
Based on an overall assessment of each application, incoming students are automatically considered for any scholarship they are eligible for after they are admitted to the Carlson School of Management. There is no separate application to complete.
Scholarships generally range from $1000 to $5000 for one to four years. These scholarships are awarded based on criteria established by the benefactors for each scholarship which may include academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, major, career objective, place of residence, financial need, and contribution to diversity.
If selected for a scholarship, award notices are sent by the Office of Admissions. Students who also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive a separate letter that outlines their complete financial aid package including scholarships, grants, loans etc. For more information, visit the Office of Admissions Scholarship page.