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Estimated Semester Expenses for Incoming Exchange Students

The expenses listed are totals for one semester unless otherwise noted. Please note that the budget below is an estimate and will not necessarily apply to all students.
Item Expense Notes
SEVIS fee for J-1 Students $220  
Visa fee for J-1 Students $160  
Transportation to Campus
Upon Arrival
$50 Estimated expense if using Super Shuttle
On-Campus Housing $3,800 Housing ranges from $3,600-$4,600 
On-Campus Housing early move-in fee $38 per night Early move-in is during the week of
orientation. Expect to be charged for
approximately 3-5 nights.
Estimated based on 2019-2020 rate.
Off-Campus Housing $850 per month  
On-Campus Meal Plan $2,599  
Off-Campus Food Expenses $1,600 Without on-campus meal plan
Books/Supplies $600  
Excursions hosted by UMD $50  
Personal Expenses
(local travel and entertainment)
$1,600 $100 per week
Student Activity Fee $40  
Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan  $900 Estimated amount based on 2020-2021 rate.