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.
Students are responsible for managing their account balance online.
· Billing statements are not mailed.
· 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
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.
SPRING SEMESTER 2023 IMPORTANT DATES
First Day to Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan
October 15, 2022
Book Charging Period
December 19, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Spring Semester Begins
January 9, 2023
100% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Dropped Courses
January 9 - January 13, 2023
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 20, 2023
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 this date.
75% Reduction in Tuition/Fees for Complete Withdrawal
January 14 - January 22, 2023
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 23 - January 29, 2023
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 30 - February 3, 2023
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 27, 2023
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 10, 2023
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
March 6, 2023
Tuition Due In Full - Last Day to Pay Without Late Fees
February 21, 2023
Late Fees Assessed
February 22, 2023
Second Disbursement for Students with Single-Term Aid
March 10, 2023
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 5, 2023
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.
Pay Bill Online
- Sign in to SpartanNet with user name and pin number
- Click on E-services
- Select Bills and Payment
- Select Make a Payment
- Click on the Institution link in the box
- Enter the amount you wish to pay in the appropriate box
- Click on Continue to the US Bank payment site and follow their directions
- Choose Payment Method
Pay Bill in Person
The following options are available to students who want to pay at a campus bookstore:
- 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
M State Bookstore
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
M State Bookstore
1900 28th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560
M State Bookstore
405 SW Colfax Avenue
Wadena, MN 56482
Nelnet Payment Plan
M State offers an additional payment plan option for students through a third-party tuition payment service provider, Nelnet.
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 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.
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!
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.