Finances

Being a student costs money, but there are many ways to manage those costs.  As a transfer student, you’ve experienced living on a student budget. You’ve had to be creative and find ways to enjoy it. The University’s Live Like a Student campaign gives students helpful advice and resources for managing money. You can also subscribe to their email list to get money tips and financial news by sending a message to livelikeastudent@umn.edu.

Below is additional information transfer students find helpful related to financing your education.

Your student account

When you view your student account, you will be able to view your tuition in a variety of ways. Your student account shows you how many credits you are taking, the types of charges on your account, and the amount of those charges. In addition, you can view your accounts by term meaning you can see your past payment history from previous years. You can also view the transactions made on your account and make payments for your tuition.


Finding a job

On-campus jobs have the advantage of being flexible to your school schedule and close to your classes.

Some students may be eligible for a financial aid work study. This form of financial aid provides job opportunities on campus for students to work for an allotted funds based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) .


Scholarships

There are many scholarships available for students. Each one varies based on the reward and requirements, but will help you to finance your education. Be sure to check the scholarship search to find what is available to you. Transfer students who are members of Tau Sigma are eligible to apply for transfer specific national scholarships based on academic merit.