Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fee rates are set each year by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Board of Trustees. Fees include student life, State Student Association (MSCSA), technology, and access/parking fees.
2016-17 Tuition & Fees per credit
|Per credit **||Per credit - online|
|Tuition without Fees||169.83||182.21|
|Student Life Fee||5.50||5.50|
|Access/Parking Fee plus tax||2.35||2.35|
|Total per Credit with Fees||$188.03||$200.41
** Some programs or courses may carry a higher per credit rate due to higher costs associated with the curriculum.
The cost of tuition and fees per semester for a full-time resident student (15 credits) is approximately $2820.45. Any unpaid balances will be turned over to collections.
Students who live in a state that has a reciprocity agreement with Minnesota will be charged tuition and fees based on their home state's negotiated rate. Students from South Dakota need to complete an application and mail it to the campus they plan to attend. South Dakota residents enrolled in Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs pay a surcharge that has been negotiated with the state of South Dakota. For the academic year ending July 31, 2016, the surcharge is 8.0%. South Dakota residents enrolled in Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), diploma or certificate programs, or not seeking a degree at Minnesota West, will pay the Minnesota resident tuition. Students from Wisconsin and North Dakota need to apply to their home state to ensure the negotiated tuition rate. All other non-Minnesota resident students will pay the Minnesota resident tuition rate. Contact campus business office staff for current reciprocity rates.
Contact registration staff.
A Minnesota resident who is 62 years of age or older (Senior Citizen) is entitled to enroll in a credit bearing course for an administrative fee of $20.00 per credit plus fees on a space available basis.
A Senior Citizen may also enroll in any non-credit open enrollment courses on a space available basis at no charge or may audit a credit bearing open enrollment course on a space available basis at no charge. However, senior citizens auditing a class will be required to pay fees as allowed by MS135A.52. A Senior Citizen enrolled in a closed enrollment contract training or professional continuing education course must pay the regular tuition charge for the course.
In all cases, senior citizens are required to pay for any materials and personal property for the course.