Cost and Visa Information for International Students

International students at UMR pay the same rate as students from the United States because the University of Minnesota Rochester does not have different tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students.

International students in the United States must prove that they have sufficient funds available to pay for their educational and personal expenses. The following is the estimated average cost for a single undergraduate student for the 2016-2017 academic year. Cost increases of five to ten percent should be expected for each subsequent academic year.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Undergraduate Students
2016-17 average costs for student

Full-time tuition, fees, books and supplies* (9 months) $14,232
Mandatory health insurance (12 months)  $1,998
Living expenses, including room and board and personal/miscellaneous expenses (transportation, clothing, entertainment, etc.) for 12 months** $10,975
Total $27,205

*  The tuition and fee figure above includes a $336 student service fee and $300 Rochester Campus Fee. In addition, books and supplies are averaged at $1,000. Fees and charges are subject to change without notice as necessitated by University or legislative action. Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year will be finalized in July 2018. 

** Housing ($7,100 for two semesters with $1,675 for summer), transportation of $200, $2000 for Essential Daily Living Expenses

Additional estimated expenses for family member(s) accompanying student to the U.S. (12 months)

One dependent $8,292
Two dependents $11,652
Three dependents $14,352
Four dependents $17,100
Five dependents  $19,764

Financial support and documentation
Students who will be studying at the University on a temporary student visa are required to submit a Financial Certification Statement. Students are issued an I-20 document after they have confirmed their enrollment and demonstrated in their Financial Certification Statement that they have the funds necessary to cover their cost of attendance for the first year of study.

Students will be required to submit a Financial Certification Statement and a copy of their passport as part of their application. The Financial Certification Statement is included within the application and will be resubmitted as part of a student's confirmation process.

Academic Scholarships
International students are invited to apply for scholarships included within the Health Care Scholars Day. This event is invite-only and has opportunities for various scholarships. If invited, international students not already living in the United States are not required to be physically present and will be offered an alternate way to participate. 

Student Visas
A visa is required for international students to enter the United States. Most international students enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa that is granted to applicants who want to enroll full-time at a U.S. college or university.

International students are responsible for all educational and personal expenses for the duration of their F-1 status at the University of Minnesota Rochester. In order to issue an I-20, which is needed to obtain an F-1 student visa, the University of Minnesota Rochester is required by the United States government to maintain records that demonstrate that students have the funds necessary to cover their cost of attendance for the first year of study. Students demonstrate that they have sufficient funds by submitting a Financial Certification Statement. Students who anticipate not being able to meet the cost of their education and living expenses are advised to request a postponement of enrollment until they have secured adequate funding.