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Prospective Students



The University of Minnesota offers you an excellent education at an affordable price. Most University students receive financial aid to help pay their educational expenses from one or more of these sources: grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Even if you think you won't be eligible, check out the Financial Aid site and fill out a free application to be considered for all types of aid.


International graduate students must contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS, 612-626-7100) for information about financial aid opportunities. ISSS staff members offer counseling and advising services regarding visa requirements and other immigration issues; social, personal, and financial matters; international and intercultural educational opportunities; academic issues; and English language requirements.


Tuition for Graduate School

Tuition rates and much more information about the process of paying for your education can be viewed under Tuition & Billing on the University OneStop site.


Financial Assistance

Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, and loans provide the most common forms of support for graduate students. For information about these and many other funding sources, go to the Graduate School Financing page.


Additional Resources

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

The University Job Center offers a broad range of nonacademic employment opportunities on campus and throughout the Twin Cities.

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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