Cost of Attendance

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Estimate your education costs

A Hamline education isn’t just a financial investment. It’s an investment in your future—one that will pay off on personal, academic, and professional levels. 

That payoff is why Hamline is consistently ranked as the #1 Best Value Regional University in Minnesota by US News & World Report.

What's included in your costs?

So what do the costs of a Hamline education include? Your cost of attendance at Hamline is the total amount you can expect to pay during your enrollment here. This includes direct costs, which are paid directly to the university, as well as indirect costs related to your overall student and campus life.

We’ve estimated the cost of attendance by splitting it into the following categories:

  • Tuition (based on a nine-month academic school year)
  • Fees
  • Book rental
  • Housing and meal plan for on-campus students
  • Living allowance for off-campus students
  • Miscellaneous costs (personal, transportation, etc.)

Cost of attendance for undergraduate students

Get a breakdown of your full-time tuition and fees for the 2023–24 academic school year. These costs apply to first-year students, on-campus transfer students, and international undergraduate students. 

Use our Cost Comparison Sheet (PDF) to compare Hamline to other schools and find out why our financial aid awards make Hamline more affordable than even some public schools.

Refer to the links in the table for more information about estimated costs. View tuition rates associated with full-time, part-time, and J-term/May-term enrollment status, as well as housing rates and fees.

Type of expense Estimated cost
Tuition $47,134 per year
View tuition rates
New student fee $250
International student fee $350
Book rental $720
Other fees View fees
Housing and meal plan (on campus) $12,030
View housing and meal plan rates
Living allowance (off campus) $5,607-$11,214
Health insurance (optional) $2,543
Miscellaneous (personal, transportation) $1,200

Cost of attendance for graduate and post-baccalaureate students

Tuition varies between the School of Education, School of Business, Creative Writing Programs, and Graduate legal programs. Use the table below to explore your costs.

Type of expense Estimated cost
Tuition (graduate) Varies by program
View tuition rates
Tuition (post-baccalaureate) $776 per credit
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Books $600-$1,000
Housing and meal plan (on campus) $11,214+
View housing and meal plan rates
Living allowance (off campus)  $1,636-$17,984

Are you an online bachelor's degree student?

If you’re interested or currently enrolled in our Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion program, please refer to the pages below for specific information about financial aid and tuition rates.

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