Cost of attendance is the sum of tuition and fees, housing, course materials (such as textbooks), and personal expenses. This figure is important because the University will use it when calculating your financial aid package. One Stop has a Cost of Attendance Estimate Chart, which is updated yearly and provides an example of what costs to consider as you are creating your estimate.
Cost of attendance for international students is calculated differently. The University of Minnesota Office of Admissions has a Cost of Attendance Estimate Chart specifically for undergraduate international students.