DULUTH - The University of Minnesota- Duluth (UMD) found itself listed as one of the top twenty most expensive schools in the nation just a few months back, but now UMD officials say they are making changes.
The federal list, known as the U.S Department of College Education's Affordability and Transparancy Center, listed UMD's total net cost at $16,539.
That number just below what it costs to attend schools like Penn State, and about $1,200 above the net cost of the University of MInnesota-Twin Cities campus.
As of July 2013, UMD is now off that federal list, and UMD Director of Finance and Operations Mike Seymour said the school is working on keeping it that way.
"We've done a little better job at holding costs down," Saymour said. "We've done a better job of finding additional funding sources for students."
Seymour said while these changes are good, there is still a ways to go.
Currently, the tuition cost of one year at UMD is just under $13,000, not including student fees or on-campus room and board.