May/summer 2013 estimated cost of attendance
Each year the Office of Student Finance (OSF) establishes standard student budgets that use cost of attendance (COA) estimates for awarding May/summer financial aid funds. The budgets reflect typical "modest but adequate" expense patterns of University of Minnesota students based on research conducted by OSF staff from reliable sources.
Some students will spend more than the standard amounts, while others will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances. Eligibility for financial aid, however, will be based on the standard budget allowances, not on individual preferences and spending habits. Figures vary according to students' residency status, college of enrollment, and degree program. Your May/summer term COA is determined (and May/summer financial aid awarded) after you have registered for that term. The COA includes tuition and fees, room and board expense, books and supplies, transportation, and personal miscellaneous expense.