Tuition and fees at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities runs about $13,000 per year for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba, Wisconsin residents. Nonresidents get a pretty good deal also: they can expect to pay in the range of $18,000 a year. Room and board is an additional $8,000, bringing the total cost of attendance to $21,500 for residents and $26,500 for nonresidents. University of Minnesota also fosters both learning and frugality with its unique thirteenth-credit tuition incentive in which every credit after thirteen is free of charge, keeping costs down for families and helping students achieve graduation in four years. (Students typically take fifteen to sixteen credits each semester or 120 credits over four years).