Student Life


The cost (premium) per month is $409.29. Your account will be charged $131.10 at the beginning of each semester. This fee is not prorated. The remaining $387.44 monthly balance will be paid as follows: The University share of the $387.44 balance is equal to twice your appointment percentage. Percentages are based on how many hours are worked per semester. For example, if you have a 50% appointment, the University will pay the entire $387.44. Or, if you have a 25% appointment, the University will pay half, and you pay the rest which is billed once at the beginning of the semester to your student account. For more information see the Office of Student Health Benefits webiste.


Graduate students have the option of both on or off-campus housing at varying costs. For more information about graduate student housing, please read more at Housing & Residential Life.

Twin Cities

The Minneapolis and St. Paul area is the cultural and industrial center of the upper Midwest with a population of about 2.3 million. Beautiful lakes, rivers, and city and state parks combined with the cold winter, cool spring, warm summer, and colorful autumn, provide excellent opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities including biking, camping, swimming, fishing, and skiing.

Helpful Links

Graduate School Student Services
Graduate School Diversity Office