Student charges and payments

Tuition Rates and Fees
M State establishes a due date each semester for final payment of tuition and fees. Students who have not paid in full, do not have a financial aid deferment or have not established a payment plan risk the possibility of having their registration canceled. The college may grant an extension of the payment due date for students who have filed and are awaiting properly approved financial aid from federal, state or other third-party sources.

Tuition for all M State students is set annually by the Minnesota State system Board of Trustees and charged on a per credit basis. Fees are assessed to students depending on their enrollment status, courses attempted and services offered by the campus attended. Fees unique to a program or a class are detailed in the course requirement list.

Tuition and Fee Rate Details

Billing Information

Students are responsible for managing their account balance online.
· Billing statements are not mailed.
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View your account by logging into SpartanNet and clicking on the E-Services link.

My Account - SpartanNet

To view and manage your account, log in to SpartanNet and follow these steps:

1. Sign in with your StarID and password
2. Click on E-Services
3. Select Bills and Payments
4. Select Balance Due by Term
5. Review Institutions listed to see if costs are owed at more than one institution
6. Click on the Term link in the box for the appropriate institution

Payment Dates

M State sets a tuition due date each semester. Students who have not secured a payment option for M State by the tuition due date may be dropped from their courses.

FALL SEMESTER 2021 IMPORTANT DATES

 

First Day to Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan
May 1, 2021

 

Book Charging Period
August 2, 2021 - August 27, 2021
All students are allowed to charge books at the campus bookstore starting 15 business days prior to the term start date and continuing through January 15. Students taking online courses are allowed to charge during the same time period at the M State online bookstore.

August 23, 2021 - Fall term begins

100% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Dropped Courses
August 23 - 27, 2021
Students must drop a class during the first 5 instructional days of a semester to avoid being billed for the course.

Direct Deposit Information Due
August 27, 2021
Students who want to sign up for direct deposit of overage funds from Financial Aid or refunds must be signed up through E-Services by August 27, 2021.

75% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
August 28 - September 5, 2021
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 6th - 10th instructional day will receive a 75% reduction in tuition and fees.

50% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
September 6 - 12, 2021
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 11th - 15th instructional day will receive a 50% reduction in tuition and fees.

25% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
September 13 - 17, 2021
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 16th - 20th instructional day will receive a 25% reduction in tuition and fees.

First Overage Funds Disbursed
September 13, 2021
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit). Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

First-Time Borrower Overage Funds Disbursed
September 27, 2021
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) for eligible first-time borrowers who have overages. Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

Last Day to Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan                                                                                                                                      October 5, 2021

Last Day to Pay Without Late Fees
October 17, 2021

Second Disbursement for Students with Single-Term Aid
October 25, 2021
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) for eligible students with single-term aid. Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

End of Semester
December 17, 2021
Official end of Fall Semester

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2022 IMPORTANT DATES

First Day to Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan
October 25

Book Charging Period
December 20, 2021 - January 28, 2022
All students are allowed to charge books through the online campus bookstore starting 15 business days prior to the term start date and continuing through January 28.

January 10, 2022 - Spring term begins

100% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Dropped Courses
January 10 - January 14, 2022
Students must drop a class during the first 5 instructional days of a semester to avoid being billed for the course.

Direct Deposit Information Due
January 14, 2022
Students who want to sign up for direct deposit of overage funds from Financial Aid or refunds must be signed up through E-Services by January 14, 2022.

75% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
January 15 - January 23, 2022
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 6th - 10th instructional day will receive a 75% reduction in tuition and fees.

50% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
January 24 - January 30, 2022
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 11th - 15th instructional day will receive a 50% reduction in tuition and fees.

25% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
January 31 - February 4, 2022
Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 16th - 20th instructional day will receive a 25% reduction in tuition and fees.

First Overage Funds Disbursed
January 28, 2022
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit). Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

First-Time Borrower Overage Funds Disbursed
February 11, 2022
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) for eligible first-time borrowers who have overages. Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

Last Day to Pay Without Late Fees
February 22, 2022

Last Day to Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan                                                                                                                                      March 7, 2022

Second Disbursement for Students with Single-Term Aid
March 11, 2022
This is the first day checks will be mailed or deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) for eligible students with single-term aid. Overage payments will continue to be processed bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the term.

End of Semester
May 6, 2022
Official end of Spring Semester

Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment Policy

All Minnesota State colleges and universities are required by policy to cancel all registered courses for students who have not met the payment requirements by the tuition and fee due date. Please read the Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment Policy for payment definitions.

Non-attendance does not terminate your registration records or excuse payment obligations. Please ensure registration records accurately reflect your attendance plans. If you are not planning on remaining enrolled in courses you have registered for, it is your responsibility to drop those courses.

Payment options

Pay Bill Online

  1. Sign in to SpartanNet with user name and pin number
  2. Click on E-services
  3. Select Bills and Payment
  4. Select Make a Payment
  5. Click on the Institution link in the box
  6. Enter the amount you wish to pay in the appropriate box
  7. Click on Continue to the US Bank payment site and follow their directions
  8. Choose Payment Method

Pay Bill in Person
The following options are available to students who want to pay at a campus bookstore:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit card (Discover, MasterCard, Visa)

Pay Bill by Mail
Students may mail payments to a campus bookstore using the following options:

  • Check (include Student Tech ID)
  • Credit card (include credit card information and Student Tech ID)

M State Bookstore
900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218.846.3727

M State Bookstore
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218.736.1556

M State Bookstore
1900 28th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218.299.6570

M State Bookstore
405 SW Colfax Avenue
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218.631.7825

Nelnet Payment Plan
M State offers an additional payment plan option for students through a third-party tuition payment service provider, Nelnet Business Solutions/FACTS.

The Nelnet payment plan provides:

  • Convenient monthly payment options that can begin early enough to spread payments over several months
  • Automatic payments that can be authorized from designated checking, savings or credit card accounts (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa)
  • Direct communications from Nelnet/FACTS on payment plan status and updates
  • Low enrollment fee of $20 per semester (nonrefundable enrollment fee)
  • Protection from registration cancellation for non-payment

The earlier a student enrolls, the more payment options are available. An online cost-estimating tool is available to assist students in determining their payment plan contract amount.

2021 - 2022 Nelnet Enrollment Dates

Spring 2022

Nelnet payment plan is available on October 25, 2021.

Last day to enroll online: November 29, 2021
Required down payment: None
Number of payments: 6
Months of payments: December - May (Payments on the 5th of the month)

Last day to enroll online: December 20, 2021
Required down payment: 10%
Number of payments: 5
Months of payments: January - May (Payments on the 5th of the month)

Last day to enroll online: January 24, 2022
Required down payment: 15% or $300 (whichever is less)
Number of payments: 4
Months of payments: February - May (Payments on the 5th of the month)

Last day to enroll online: February 7, 2022
Required down payment: 15% or $300 (whichever is less)
Number of payments: 3
Months of payments: February - April (Payments on the 20th of the month)

Last day to enroll online: March 7, 2022
Required down payment: 30%
Number of payments: 2
Months of payments: March & April (Payments on the 20th of the month)

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

Direct Deposit

M State offers students the option of direct deposit for financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, overage disbursement and other student refunds).

Direct Deposit Advantages

  • Timely and convenient delivery of payments
  • Saves a trip to the bank
  • No more waiting in line at the bookstore
  • No more waiting for your refund to come through the mail

To Sign Up
To sign up for direct deposit, students must sign into their SpartanNet account through the www.minnesota.edu website. Click on E-Services and select Financial Aid on the left under Student Services. Select Direct Deposit. Fill in required information and Submit.

1098-T Student Tax Form

Students enroll through their E-Services account under Bills and Payments > 1098T Tax Form to receive their statement electronically. If students choose not to enroll for the electronic version, a paper document will be mailed to the permanent address on file. Students who have consented to receive their 1098-T tuition statements electronically will see a notification message in the Action Item area on their Student E-Services dashboard that states "IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE: 1098-T TUITION STATEMENT." Students who did not consent to receive their tax form electronically before year-end may still request electronic delivery at any time.