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 that is still being utilized and the fee helps fund online web-streaming of games, many of which (excluding hockey) are available at no additional cost. In addition, while UMD athletics has unfortunately had to pause much of the competitive schedule due to COVID, our athletic programs will continue to work with student athletes. As well, we are hopeful that with efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will be able to resume competition yet this semester.
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 continue to deliver resources and services through remote work to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. These services include virtual job fairs, resume review, one-on-one appointments, career assessments and interpretations, class/club/organization presentations, virtual workshops, career tips on social media, graduate follow-up report data, and website resources. *Due to remote work we are available to offer times outside normal business hours to accommodate schedules.
The Library collegiate fee is dedicated to acquiring electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, and databases) accessible to all UMD students anywhere, anytime.
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, track, outdoor activities and outdoor equipment rental are being offered. Group exercise offerings will be offered to small groups and remotely.
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 facility is currently open and available to students, including study spaces with reliable internet access for online or hybrid classes.
This SSF fee also supports Kirby Program Board (student-led social and educational programming), the Kirby Leadership Institute, support for more than 240 registered student organizations and campus life programs, additional support for 17 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 organization training, fraternity and sorority recruitment, the UMD leadership certificate, student employee development, and student activities consultations and office hours. In addition, our 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 will be open, in some form of operation, no matter what. 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 Board of Regents recently reaffirmed their earlier decision to sustain this fee at the August special meeting. The primary goal of this program is to reduce the need for parking and to relieve congestion on campus by encouraging the use of public transportation. This fee provides all UMD students with unlimited access to Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) services anywhere in the Twin Ports throughout the calendar year without paying a boarding fare. It also provides support toward campus-wide educational programming efforts (including virtual) sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.