Tuition & Fee Rates

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Tuition Academic Year 2017-2018

Tuition - Resident$ 160.70 per credit
Tuition - Non-resident (pilot project)$ 160.70 per credit
Tuition - Internet Delivery$ 198.95 per credit
Tuition - PSEO (Dept. of Education) Dept. of Education determines rate
Tuition - PSEO (Contract with School Dist.)$191.05 per credit
PSEO Surcharge (Contract with School Dist.)$ 30.00 per credit

Special Program Tuition Academic Year 2017-2018

Tuition - Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant$ 199.70 per credit
Tuition - Radiology Technician$ 190.70 per credit
Tuition - Line worker$ 190.70 per credit
Tuition - Nursing - all courses$ 199.70 per credit
Tuition - Cardiovascular courses$ 199.70 per credit
Tuition - Surgical Technician courses$ 199.70 per credit
Tuition - Intro to Nursing HLTH 1115 course$ 170.70 per credit

Fees Academic Year 2017-2018

Technology Fee$ 10.00 per credit
Late Fee0-6 $ 25.00 7+ $ 50.00
Student Activity Fee$ 3.00/credit - Detroit Lakes
$ 9.38/credit (max 12 credits) - Fergus Falls
$ 3.70/credit - Moorhead
$ 4.00/credit - Wadena
$ 3.00/credit - eCampus
Student Assoc. Fee.35 per credit
Wellness Center Fee$ 4.00 per credit
Parking Fee$ 2.00 per credit Max. 15 cr./semester
Chef Training Fee$ 150.00 per semester
Prof Liability Ins. Fee$9.75
Application Fee$ 20.00 one time
Test Out Fee$ 50.00 per credit
Payment Plan Fee (Campus plans only)$ 25.00 per plan
NSF Check Fee$ 15.00 per check
Senior Citizen Fee$ 20.00 per credit
C.N.A./HHA Testing Fee$ 160.00/student
C.N.A./HHA Testing Skills Retake$ 95.00/student
C.N.A./HHA Testing Written/Oral Retake$ 85.00/student
Nursing Application Deposit$ 100.00/student
ATI curriculum for PNSG$400 - $450 per term
ATI curriculum for NURS$388.75 - $459.25 per term
Radiology Exam Fee$45 per program
Radiology HESI exam Fee$196 per program
Radiology X-ray operator exam Fee$150 per program
Background Check Fee$ 30.00/student
National Background Check Fee$45.75 year one, $26 yearly thereafter
Clinical Makeup Fee$ 25.00/hour
Replacement of Student Identification Card$ 5.00/Identification card
Pottery Clay Fee$ 60.00 per semester
Golf Green Fee$ 40.00 per semester
Football Fee$ 150.00 per semester
Salon Practicum supply fee$3 per Practicum credit
Course fee for Sociology 2220$ 30.00 per course
Aquatic Outdoor Rec Fee$50.00 per course PE2255
Power sports Technology certification fee$ 111.00/course PWST1302
Refrigeration national certification examine fee$25/course REFR 1110
Drug testing Fee - ELWT, GAS, ENST$57.95/program
National Accreditation Fee - AMST$30 AMST 2220 course
National Accreditation Fee - DSET$30 DSET 2242 course
HVAC Certification Fee$20 TRNS 1112 course
CST Exam Fee - SURT$290 SURT 1230 course
Private Lessons (Voice, Piano, Instrument)$ 250.00 per credit
3D Art Supply Fee$ 50.00 per course ART1108
Equine Program Rental Fee$ 160.00 per credit
Pham Tech Certify Exam annual access fee$50 per program
EMT Basic test fee$80 per course
EMT Basic text book from FM Ambulance$195 per course
EMT Basic National registry Fee$150 per course
Emergency Responder book FM Ambulance$210 per course
Uniform Rent-Auto$ 70.00/semester for shirts only
Uniform Deposit-Auto$ 200.00/year
Uniform Rent-Diesel$ 140.00/semester or $70 for shirts only
Uniform Deposit-Diesel$ 200.00/year
Uniform purchase-Chef (no deposits needed)$ 300.00/year
Uniform Fee - CVRI$90/program
Lead Apron Fee - CVRI$600/program
Uniform Fee - DNAS,DNHY$45/program
Uniform Fee - MLT$95/program
Uniform Fee - PNSG, NURS$100/program
Uniform Fee - RADT$95/program
Uniform Fee - SURT$90/program

Collection of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are due the first day of the semester or the first day of class, unless a deferment has been made through designated personnel.

Fee Explanation

Various fees will be assessed to students depending upon enrollment status, courses attempted, and services offered by the campus attended. The following is a list of the fees that may be assessed. Fees unique to a program or a class offering are detailed in the course requirement list. Fees shall be established annually by the President. A fee schedule is available from the campus business office for the current academic year.

Application Fee

All students entering Minnesota State Community and Technical College will be assessed a one time, nonrefundable application fee for each application submitted.

Student Activity Fee

A student activity fee shall be charged to students. The activity fee is passed on to the Student Senate for their activities.

Late Payment Fee

Late payment fees will be assessed on the 21st day of each semester to any student who has not paid tuition, when no proof of financial aid or other funding is provided. The fee is based on the number of credits for which a student is registered.

Professional Liability Fee

Professional liability fees will be assessed to students enrolling in courses requiring clinical/internship experience. This fee is used to purchase professional liability insurance on the student's behalf.

Parking Fee

Parking fees will be assessed on a/credit basis. The proceeds from this fee are used to upgrade and maintain the College parking facilities. Students not using the College lots can request the fee to be waived.

Technology Fee

Technology fees shall be assessed on a/credit basis as outlined in the technology fee plan. Proceeds from this fee shall be used to upgrade and maintain the technical infrastructure of the College.

Test Out Fee

When a student wishes to test out of a course through credit by examination, a test out fee shall be assessed. The fee shall be based on the lab/lecture content of the course.

Transcript Fee

M State does not currently assess fees for transcript requests.

Culinary Arts Fee

Any student enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program shall be assessed a fee which allows the student a meal allowance for the term.

Student Association Fee

All students shall be assessed a fee which is passed on to the Minnesota State College Student Association for college membership dues. This fee shall be assessed on a/credit basis.

Uniform Deposit Fee

This fee will be assessed to all students who rent a uniform from the College. The deposit is charged to ensure all uniforms are returned to the College in the same condition they were received (less ordinary wear). The fee is refundable at the end of the year if all uniforms are returned undamaged.

Uniform Rental Fee

This fee is assessed to students in programs that require student uniform rental. The fee is used to pay for the rental of the uniform.

Printing Fees

At the start of each semester students receive a $12.50 printing credit added to their network account. The printing credit provides students with a limited amount of free printing to the campus networked printers. Once a student has used up their $12.50 free balance, they will need to purchase additional printing at the printing kiosk machines located on each campus. Printing costs are $0.05 for black and white and $0.25 for color. Student printing balances can be viewed at anytime by logging into your SpartanNet portal.


To improve student success, nursing faculty at M State have selected an integrated learning product from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). While the product is used in every course, students purchase the product through student fees attached to particular courses within each program. For further information please see the 'ATI Fee Assessment' document.

MDH Background Check Fee

This fee covers the cost of the required annual background study by the Minnesota Department of Human Services for all students having direct contact with individuals in licensed health care institutions.

Clinical Make-up Fee

This fee is allocated to assist in covering the additional cost to the college for special clinical make-ups.

NSF Check Fee

All check payments returned due to insufficient funds will be assessed a $15 fee.

Payment Plan Fee

Should a student be approved for the Internal Payment Plan option, a $25 non-refundable processing fee must be paid each semester the payment plan is utilized.

Wellness Center Fee

As approved by the M State Student Government Association, the Wellness Center is available to all Moorhead campus students and funded in part by this student fee.



Tuition reciprocity agreements exist between the state of Minnesota and the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska. Students from these states and the province of Manitoba are permitted to pay tuition at a rate below the nonresident rate. Reciprocity application forms are available from high school counselors or from campus admissions offices.

North Dakota reciprocity information

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