Graduate in four years and save over $7,000!
The University of Minnesota has implemented 13-credit tuition banding to help students finish in the recommended time frame of four years (note Wisconsin exception). This policy requires that you pay for 13 credits, and if you take more, every credit over 13 is FREE.
For most degrees, a student needs to average 15 credits a term to graduate in four years. In tuition alone, the cost savings of graduating in four—rather than five—years is around $8,000. In addition to this benefit, if you are taking 13 or more credits, you receive priority in the registration queue for the subsequent semester.