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Pay Tuition & Fees

Due dates for paying tuition and fees each semester are found on the Student Calendar. It is important that you read this notice regarding tuition payment. The College does not mail tuition statements – you can review your account online using your e-Services Student account.

Choose one of the following options for paying your tuition and fees:

  • Pay online. Use your student e-Services Student account. Online payments are accepted at any time 7 days a week. You may make full or partial payments with a credit card or e-check.

  • Pay in installments. Set up a tuition payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS).

  • Pay by mail. Remember to include your student ID on any payment sent to the campus business office.

  • Pay in person. Payments are accepted at the campus business office during regular business hours. Payments may be made with a credit or debit card, check or cash.

International Student Payments

Minnesota West has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of accepting payments for international students. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with peerTransfer you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish.

  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates.

  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

To make a payment, visit peerTransfer.

Delayed Payment Options

Students receiving Financial Aid or Scholarship
Students who have not received their financial aid (grants and student loans) or scholarships by the tuition payment date must request a deferment by submitting the Deferment of Tuition, Fees and other Charges form. The form is also available at the campus Financial Aid office.

Third Party Billing
When a student’s tuition, fees and/or bookstore purchases are billed directly to an outside agency or organization, the process is termed “third party billing.” The college agrees to defer the appropriate college costs and collect payment directly from the agency or organization on behalf of the student. The college must receive authorization from the sponsoring agency or organization before third party billing can be processed. The student must also request a deferment prior to the tuition payment date. Students are ultimately responsible for all college costs incurred. The third party billing process defers the student’s tuition and fees. The appropriate charges will be billed to the funding agency or organization after the last day to add/drop classes.


Students may apply for a deferment based on one or more of the following:

  1. The college is in possession of an authorization from a third party payer in an amount adequate to cover charges.

  2. Financial aid adequate to cover charges has been awarded and all loan paperwork has been processed.

  3. A payment plan has been established between the student and the college.

  4. Financial aid application in incomplete, but adequate eligibility is expected.

A student must submit the Deferment of Tuition, Fees and other Charges form to the campus business office prior to the tuition payment date.

Late Fee

A $30.00 late fee will be assessed to accounts that are not paid by the 25th day of the semester.


Non-payment of the account will result in submission of the outstanding balance to the State of Minnesota Collection Agency for further action. Once an account is submitted to the Collection Division, a hold will be placed on the student’s account. The student will not be able to register for subsequent terms or receive a diploma or an official transcript until the account is paid in full.