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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 5 - Administration

5.11 Tuition and Fees

Part 1.  Authority
Minnesota West Community & Technical College (Minnesota West) shall charge tuition and fees consistent with Minnesota Statutes, board policies and system procedures.  All charges will be identified separately on the student’s account.

Part 2.  Tuition
Tuition shall be charged for all credit bearing courses.  Tuition rates include the following categories:  per credit, differential course & program and market driven.  Tuition categories may include resident and non-resident rates.  

Part 3.  Fees
Minnesota West shall charge fees that fall into three specific categories:  mandatory fees, optional fees and personal property charges & service fees.  All fees will be identified separately on the student’s tuition and fee statement.  On an annual basis, colleges and universities shall publish all fees that are charged to their students.

Subpart A.  Mandatory Fees
Minnesota West shall charge the following mandatory fees:

  1. Senior citizen fee in lieu of tuition
  2. Parking fee
  3. Late Fee
  4. Payment plan fee
  5. Statewide student association fee

Subpart B.  Optional Fees
Minnesota West shall charge the following optional fees:

  1. Application fee
  2. Credit for prior learning assessment fee
  3. Student life/activity fee
  4. Special events fee
  5. Technology fee

Subpart C.  Personal property charges and services charges
Minnesota West may charge students a maximum of the actual cost of property and services for items that become the personal property of a student and have an education or personal value beyond the classroom or for services for or on the behalf of the student.

Part 4.  Student Consultation
All tuition and fees are subject to an annual student consultation requirement as defined by Board Policy 2.3, Student Involvement in Decision Making.

Board Policy 5.11 Tuition and Fees
Procedure 5.11.1 Tuition and Fees

Approved by: Dr. Richard G. Shrubb, President
Date: July 1, 2003
History & Revision:  Revised November 2011
Revised July 25, 2017 Minnesota State links