University of Minnesota faculty and staff enjoy unique discounts and opportunities as employees.
Tuition Discount at the U of M for Employees
Expand your education. The Regents Scholarship Program helps pay employee tuition when they take University courses. Between 75% to 100% percent of tuition costs are covered for undergraduate, graduate school, or post baccalaureate professional course credits.
Discounts on Laptops and Tablets
M Tech in the Bookstore offers special savings to University employees on computers, laptops, and tablets. Take advantage of interest-free financing for select technology purchases to qualified staff and faculty with repayment through payroll deduction.
Professional Development Classes
College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) offers staff and faculty members a 50% discount on professional development courses, which cover a range of topics.
Carlson Executive Education offers a 75% discount to University of Minnesota staff and faculty on its executive programs as space allows and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To express interest in a course, complete this interest form and select the program you wish to participate in.
Boynton Pharmacy Discount
Boynton Pharmacy offers University employees a 10% discount on over-the-counter products. Shop in person and show your employee ID, browse products online, or easily transfer prescriptions. Twin Cities employees can call ahead to request curbside service. Boynton Pharmacy can also mail most products and prescriptions within Minnesota and Wisconsin. Exclusions and mailing charges may apply.
Unique University Experiences
Twin Cities Campus: Seasonal Fresh Food
The Food Science and Nutrition Department's Dairy Food Products salesroom is open to the public.
Seasonal offerings from the CFANS Market include organic produce from a student-run farm, honey, and Christmas trees. (Twin Cities Campus)
Museums and Galleries
Explore University museums and galleries, including:
Student Athletic Events
Watch student-athletes compete in over a dozen sports. Look for emails on ticket discounts from the Athletics Department.
Twin Cities Campus: Rent Outdoor Gear for Your Next Adventure
Outdoor equipment rentals are available for faculty and staff through the University Recreation and Wellness. You can find what you need to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors throughout the year, including tents, bikes, canoes, paddleboards, snowshoes, and cross-country skis. (Twin Cities Campus).
Discounts Outside the University
Travel, Entertainment, and Other Services
Entertainment, Services, and Travel Discounts through Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC). University employees can get discounts on event tickets, home and professional services, and more through the Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC). For information on how to get your discounts, the proof of employment you'll need, and other restrictions, see the MERSC site. (All discounts offered through UPerks, whether they are listed here or with MERSC, are given without any endorsement or guarantee from the University of Minnesota. The University is not liable for businesses not honoring discounts.)
Twin Cities Campus: Shipt Delivery Service Membership
University of Minnesota Twin Cities faculty, staff, and students (age 18+), are eligible for a free one-year membership in Shipt, starting January 23, 2023. The membership offers same-day delivery of groceries and other household essentials to the University community. The University does not operate or take responsibility for Shipt services. Anyone who chooses to take advantage of this free one-year Shipt membership offer will work directly with Shipt.
Coursera for Minnesota
Coursera for Minnesota gives University of Minnesota employees free access to more than 2,000 Coursera courses. Take any course you want, whenever you want. Learn new skills, explore a new subject, or advance your career goals. Note: Coursera courses do not provide U of M academic credit unless used as part of a regular class.
For information about accessing the Coursera for Minnesota catalog and frequently asked questions, visit the Coursera for Minnesota site.