This webpage provides more information about the available resources and services supported by tuition and fees. Tuition and fee rates are set by the Board of Regents and were approved earlier this summer. Find a complete list of UMD fees.
The UMD Athletics/Athletic Facility fee is $93 per semester.
The Athletics Facility Fee significantly supports Amsoil Arena and the fee helps fund online web-streaming of games, nearly all of which, this year due to COVID have been available at no additional cost. While UMD athletics unfortunately had to pause early in the pandemic, since November competition has been underway and the Bulldog student body has had both virtual and in person (starting in January) attendance opportunities available at no additional cost for Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball with more programs and increased attendance as the Spring semester progresses. In addition, Bulldog Athletics continues to employ many students in sports marketing, event management, ticketing and athletic administration.
Collegiate fees support the academic mission and services. This fee supports Internet/e-mail access, the library, technology, and career and internship services. Some academic programs also have specific course fees.
Career and Internship Services continues to deliver virtual and in person resources and services to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. Our office manages, and all students and alumni have access to GoldPASS powered by Handshake, to search for jobs and internships, to participate in virtual job & internship fairs, and to attend virtual employer, graduate, and professional school events. Personal services include virtual drop-in hours, e-document review (resumes, cover letters, personal statements, diversity statements, etc.), individual appointments, career assessments and interpretations, and reservable interview rooms. Additional services include class/club/organization virtual presentations and workshops, graduate follow-up report data, career tips on social media, and website resources. Remote work provides the extra benefit of availability outside normal business hours to accommodate schedules and more specialized virtual events.
The Library collegiate fee is $20.66. This fee is dedicated to acquiring electronic resources accessible to all UMD students anywhere, anytime. These electronic resources include over 200,000 electronic journals, newspapers, and/or magazines and over 1.2 million ebooks. There are also 80,000 streaming media items like documentaries and foreign films. These items and much more can be found in the library’s 276 databases that are chock full of content - beyond articles and book chapters, databases can also include audio and video resources, legal documents like court cases, and even data sets from the sciences, engineering, and business.
Collegiate fees also include physical and virtual technology costs associated with hardware, software, staff support, and licensing.
Student Services Fees (SSF):
If you are a degree-seeking student enrolled for 6 or more eligible credits during fall or spring semester, you must pay a student services fee that is distributed among various student programs. Both in-person and virtual programs and services are being offered by Health Services, Kirby Student Center, Recreation Sports and Outdoor Programs, and numerous student organizations and campus departments.
The general student organizations part of the student services fee is $21.80 per semester.
SSF provides direct funding to 18 “major” student organizations including: Student Association (SA), cultural organizations, student media, religious organizations, and the performing arts. These organizations are student led and staff supported, comprise over 1,000 student members, and sponsor many of the largest programs and events on our campus.
Additionally, via the Student Organization Grants process administered by Student Association, more than 50 student organizations of varying sizes and types receive SSF funding to support their missions. Hundreds of campus events, programs, projects, and service opportunities are led by these student organizations - reaching thousands of students every semester.
While many of the campus events/programs will not occur in the same in-person delivery method this fall semester, most if not all of these organizations have already been meeting remotely and continuing their advocacy for their fellow students.
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP)
The RSOP part of the student services fee is $88.68 per semester, which includes $21.39 for capital improvement.
RSOP opened its facilities to the campus on August 27th and serves 90% of the student body (virtually and in person). Currently, the fitness center, pool, climbing wall, ice rink turf, walking/running track, recreational gym, outdoor activities, intramurals, paddling, snow kiting, and outdoor equipment rental are being offered. Outdoor venues available for use include groomed nordic skiing trails, snowshoeing, hiking, and biking in Bagley Nature Area and sport fields for open air recreation. Remote opportunities include group exercise classes, fitness challenges, and online education.
Kirby Student Center
This fee funds the Kirby Student Center building, the activities and services provided in the building and across campus, and the staff who provide those activities and services. The Kirby Student Center facility is open and available to students, including 24-hour access to study spaces with reliable internet access for online or hybrid classes. Additionally, students can reserve spaces for physically-distanced individual and small-group study.
This SSF fee also supports Kirby Program Board (student-led social and educational programming), the Kirby Leadership Institute, support for more than 180 registered student organizations and campus life programs, additional support for 16 major student organizations with office space in our building, fraternity and sorority life, and training and leadership development for 30 student workers. All activities are presented in an online or hybrid format, including programming board events, student activities fairs, student group meeting and event promotion, student organization training, fraternity and sorority recruitment, the UMD leadership certificate, student employee development, and student activities consultations and office hours. Kirby’s events and operations staff are providing additional planning guidance to assist student groups in hosting virtual and hybrid meetings and events and are consulting individually with student groups on alternative means of member recruitment and event publicity.
The UMD Health Services part of the student services fee is $94.61 per semester.
Health Services offers in-person and telehealth visits, including counseling services. The Health Services facility has remained operational throughout the pandemic and plans to continue to be available to try and help meet the needs of UMD students. Health Services offers testing for Covid-19 for students with symptoms or who have been exposed to a known case of Covid, following MDH guidelines and the MTest plan. No copays or charges will be assessed to students using our services other than the usual billing of insurance we do for labs and x-rays.
Health education staff will continue to office remote services on critical topics such as sexual assault prevention, chemical, and sexual health.
Transportation Sustainability Fee:
The 2020-21 Transportation Sustainability Fee is $16/student/semester. This fee primarily supports the UPass program. This multi-year agreement with the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) provides Duluth and Twin Ports area transportation to all UMD students. The primary goals of this program are to reduce the need for parking and to relieve traffic congestion on campus by encouraging the use of public transportation. This program has other environmentally friendly benefits including the use of biodiesel, hybrid, and electric buses, the availability of bike racks on the fronts of buses, reducing the use of private vehicles, and the resulting reduction of the individual and community carbon footprint.
UMD Students continue to have access to all DTA buses on all routes throughout the year without the need to pay an additional boarding fare, whether they come to campus or not. DTA buses require the use of a mask at all times by the driver and all passengers. All buses have been retrofitted with a plexiglass driver barrier for the additional protection of all on board.
The Transportation Sustainability Fee is also used to support campus-wide educational programming efforts by the UMD Office of Sustainability. Programs this year include the annual Sustainability Fair, a speaker series in collaboration with St. Scholastica focused on resilience, a social media outreach campaign about the intersection of sustainability, climate, and social/racial justice issues, Eco Reps sustainability programming in on-campus housing, and sustainability tours and presentations for classes. This programming is estimated to reach approximately 1,500 students.