Tuition & Fee Rates

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Tuition Academic Year 2016-2017

In-State Resident $ 159.15/credit
Internet Delivery $ 197.00/credit - Resident and Non-resident, includes $5.00 MnOnline fee
Non-Resident $ 159.15/credit
PSEO (Contract w/School Dist.) $ 189.55/credit
PSEO (Dept. of Education) Dept. of Education determines rate

Special Program Tuition Academic Year 2016-2017

ADRN Courses - All NURS courses $ 197.75/credit
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant $ 197.75/credit
HLTH1115 - Intro to Nursing $ 169.05/credit
Lineworker $ 188.85/credit
Practical Nursing - All courses $ 197.75/credit
Radiology Technology $ 188.85/credit

Fees Academic Year 2016-2017

ATI For NURS Courses $ 398.50 - 428.50/semester
ATI for PNSG Courses $ 384.67 - 414.67/semester
Application Fee $ 20.00 one time
Aquatic Outdoor Rec (PE2255) $ 50.00/course - Fergus Falls
MDH Background Check Fee $ 30.00/student
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
Clinical Makeup Fee $ 25.00/hour
Course Fee for Art courses (ART1107, ART1108, ART1111, ART1112, ART1113, ART1117) $ 50.00/course - Fergus Falls
Course fee for Sociology 2220 $ 30.00/course - Fergus Falls
Course fee for cabinet making $ 100.00/course - Moorhead
Culinary Arts Fee $ 150.00/semester
EMT Basic National Registry Fee $ 150/course
EMT Basic Test Fee $ 80.00/course
EMT Basic Text Book from FM Ambulance $ 195/course
Emergency Responder Book from FM Ambulance $ 210/course
Equine Program (Only for courses held at Red Horse Ranch) $ 160.00/credit - Fergus Falls
Football Fee (PE1190) $ 150.00/semester
Golf Green Fee $ 40.00/semester - Fergus Falls
Late Fee $ 25.00 (0-6 credits)
$ 50.00 (7+ credits)
NSF Check Fee $ 15.00/check
National Background Check Fee – Health Programs 1st Year - $45.75
2nd Year - $26
North Dakota Board of Nursing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Registry $ 150.00
Nursing Application Deposit $ 100.00/student
PSEO Surcharge (Contract w/School Dist.) $ 30.00/credit
Parking Fee $ 2.00/credit Max. 15 cr./semester
Payment Plan Fee (Campus plans only) $ 25.00/plan
Pottery Clay Fee $ 60.00/semester - Fergus Falls
Powersports Technology certification fee (PWST1302) $ 111.00/course - Detroit Lakes
Private Lessons (Voice, Piano, Instrument) $ 250.00/credit - Fergus Falls
Prof Liability Ins. Fee $ 9.75
Radiology Tech RADT1180 Exam Fee $ 45.00/course - Detroit Lakes
Radiology HESI Exam Fee $ 196.00
Radiology X-ray Operator Exam Fee $ 150.00
Replacement of Student Identification Card $ 5.00/card
Salon Practicum (COSM 1200) $ 3.00/Credit - Wadena
Senior Citizen Fee $ 20.00/credit
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 $ 0.35/credit
Technology Fee $ 10.00/credit
Test Out Fee $ 50.00/credit
Uniform Deposit-Auto $ 200.00/year - Moorhead
Uniform Deposit-Diesel $ 200.00/year - Moorhead
Uniform Rent-Auto $ 70.00/semester - shirts only - Moorhead
Uniform Rent-Diesel $ 140.00/semester - Moorhead
$ 70.00/semester - shirts only - Moorhead
Uniform-Chef $ 300.00 - Moorhead
Wellness Center Fee $ 4.00/credit - Moorhead

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

Last modified: October 25th, 2013 at 02:46pm