1 - The cost
Tuition for 2020-21
NOTE: Summer courses that were listed as being face-to-face on the class schedule prior to March 27, 2020, and have now been moved to online delivery will be charged at the Resident tuition rate of $170.45 per credit.
|Tuition - Resident||$ 170.45 per credit|
|Tuition - Non-resident (pilot project)||$ 170.45 per credit|
|Tuition - Internet Delivery||$ 198.95 per credit|
|Tuition - PSEO (Dept. of Education)||Set by Dept. of Education|
|Tuition - PSEO (Contract with School Dist.)|
|PSEO Surcharge (Contract with School Dist.)||$ 30 per credit|
Special program tuition for Academic Year 2020-21
|Tuition - Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant||$ 211.80 per credit|
|Tuition - Radiology Technician||$ 200.45 per credit|
|Tuition - Lineworker||$ 200.45 per credit|
|Tuition - Nursing - all courses||$ 211.80 per credit|
|Tuition - Cardiovascular courses||$ 211.80 per credit|
|Tuition - Surgical Technician courses||$ 211.80 per credit|
|Tuition - Intro to Nursing HLTH 1115 course||$ 180.45 per credit|
Fees for Academic Year 2020-21
|Technology Fee||$10 per credit|
|Late Fee||0-6 $25 7+ $50|
|Student Activity Fee||$3/credit - Detroit Lakes
$9.38/credit (max 12 credits) - Fergus Falls
$3.70/credit - Moorhead
$4/credit - Wadena
$3/credit - eCampus
|Student Association Fee||.35 per credit|
|Wellness Center Fee||$4 per credit|
|Parking Fee||$2 per credit Max. 15 cr./semester|
|Chef Training Fee||$150 per semester|
|Prof Liability Insurance Fee||$9 .75|
|Application Fee||$20 one time|
|Test Out Fee||$50 per credit|
|Payment Plan Fee (Campus plans only)||$20 per plan|
|NSF Check Fee||$15 per check|
|Senior Citizen Fee||$20 per credit|
|CNA/HHA Testing Fee||$160/student|
|CNA/HHA Testing Skills Retake||$95/student|
|CNA/HHA Testing Written/Oral Retake||$85/student|
|Nursing Application Deposit||$100/student|
|ATI Curriculum for PNSG||$544.50-$574.50 per term|
|ATI Curriculum for NURS||$544.50-$574.50 per term|
|Radiology/LSR Exam Fee||$53 per program|
|Radiology HESI Exam Fee||$232 per program|
|Radiology/LSR X-ray Operator Exam Fee||$165 per program|
|Background Check Fee||$30/student|
|National Background Check Fee||$45.75 year one, $26 yearly thereafter|
|Clinical Makeup Fee||$25/hour|
|Replacement of Student Identification Card||$5/Identification card|
|Pottery Clay Fee||$60 per semester|
|Golf Green Fee||$40 per semester|
|Football Fee||$150 per semester|
|Salon Practicum Supply Fee||$3 per practicum credit|
|Clay Target Fee for PE1200||$200 per course PE1200|
|Course Fee for Sociology 2220||$30 per course|
|Aquatic Outdoor Rec Fee||$50 per course PE2255|
|PowerSports Technology Certification Fee||$117 per course PWST2312|
|Refrigeration Nat'l Certification Examine Fee||$25 per 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 per credit|
|3D Art Supply Fee||$50 per course ART1108|
|Equine Program Rental Fee||$160 per credit|
|Pham Tech Certify Exam annual Access Fee||$50 per program|
|EMT Basic Test Fee||$80 per course|
|EMT Basic Textbook from FM Ambulance||$195 per course|
|EMT Basic National Registry Fee||$150 per course|
|Emergency Responder Book FM Ambulance||$210 per course|
|Uniform Purchase-Auto||$100/semester for shirts only|
|Uniform Purchase-Chef (no deposits needed)||$300/year|
|Uniform Fee - CVRI||$90/program|
|Uniform Fee - DNAS,DNHY||$45/program|
|Uniform Fee - LSR||$95/program|
|Uniform Fee - MLT||$95/program|
|Uniform Fee - PNSG, NURS||$100/program|
|Uniform Fee - RADT||$95/program|
|Uniform Fee - SURT||$90/program|
Paying for college: The cost
M State's Business Services wants to be as transparent as possible about the tuition and fees charged for your college experience. Information on tuition rates, general and program-related fees, fee descriptions and reciprocity are displayed below. Tuition and fee information is updated once rates have been approved by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees (usually by July 1 before the start of the fall semester).
Collection of tuition and fees
All tuition and fees not covered by financial aid are due the first day of the semester or the first day of class, unless a deferment has been made through designated personnel.
If you would like an estimate of tuition and fees for your program, click here.
Various fees will be assessed to you depending upon your enrollment status, courses attempted and services offered by the campus you attend. The following is a list of the fees that may be assessed to you. Fees unique to a program or a class offering are detailed in the course requirement list. Fees are established annually by the president. A fee schedule is available upon request from the campus business office for the current academic year.
You will be assessed a one-time, nonrefundable application fee for each application submitted to Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Student activity fee
A student activity fee is charged to you based on the number of credits for which you are registered. Activity fees are passed on to the Student Senate, which determines how the funds will be used for student activities.
Late payment fee
If you have not paid outstanding tuition not covered by financial aid by the 21st day of each semester, late payment fees will be assessed. The fee is based on the number of credits for which you are registered.
Professional liability fee
Professional liability fees will be assessed to you if you enroll in courses requiring clinical/internship experience. This fee is used to purchase professional liability insurance on your behalf.
You will be assessed a parking fee based on the number of credits you are registered for. Proceeds from the fee fund maintenance of college parking facilities. If you are not using the college's parking facilities, you can ask to have the fee waived. College employees also pay a parking fee.
Technology fees are assessed on a/credit basis as outlined in the technology fee plan. Proceeds from this fee are used to upgrade and maintain the technical infrastructure of the college.
Test out fee
If you wish to test out of a course through credit by examination, a test out fee will be assessed, based on the lab/lecture content of the course.
M State does not currently charge for transcript requests.
Culinary Arts fee
If you are enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, you are assessed a fee which allows you a meal allowance for the term.
Student association fee
You will be assessed a fee which is passed on to the Minnesota State College Student Association for college membership dues. This fee is assessed on a/credit basis.
Uniform deposit fee
This fee will be assessed if your program requires you to 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 your uniform is returned undamaged.
Uniform rental fee
This fee will be assessed to you if your program requires you to rent a uniform from the college. The fee is used to pay for the rental of the uniform.
At the start of each semester you will receive a $12.50 printing credit to your network account. The printing credit provides you with a limited amount of free printing by the campus networked printers. Once you have used up your $12.50 free balance, you 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. Your printing balances can be viewed at any time 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 if you are 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 you be approved for the internal payment plan option (see "Paying for College: Billing), a $20 non-refundable processing fee must be paid each semester the payment plan is utilized.
Wellness Center fee (Moorhead campus only)
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. If you are from one of these states or the province of Manitoba, you 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.
Inclusive Access program fee
The Inclusive Access program is offered by the M State bookstores for select courses. The required materials for these courses are available to you electronically by following a link in the course's D2L Brightspace website. The cost of the course material is charged to your student account, and no purchase is necessary from the bookstores. For more information, visit the bookstore webpage at Minnesota.edu/bookstore. Book requirements and fee information can be found on the Class Schedules site. See the Locating course material requirements section for more information.