Tuition & Fees

The cost to attend Northland is based upon the tuition rates in effect at the time a student takes a desired course, plus any associated fees.

Student Fees, Personal Property & Service Charges

Type Cost
Application Fee
This is a one-time, non-refundable application fee.  This fee must be paid for a student’s application to be processed.
Student Life Fee
Set by the Campus Student Life Committee to fund student activities, clubs, organizations and athletics.
$6.60 / credit - MAX of $112.50
State Student Association Fee
This fee is determined by the statewide Minnesota State Colleges Student Association (MSCSA) and is used to fund activities of the Association.
$0.31 / credit
Technology Fee
For the acquisition, upgrading and/or maintenance of technology for academic and student support activities that provide or enhance student access to technology.
$9.00 / credit
Parking Fee
The revenue from this fee is used for parking lot construction, maintenance and improvements. The current charge is $3.00 per credit with a maximum charge of $45.00 per semester (up to a max. of $30.00 for summer session.)
$3.00 / credit
Senior Citizen Fee
Fee charged to Minnesota residents 62 years of age or older or a person receiving a railroad retirement annuity who has reached 60 years of age in lieu of tuition.
$20.00 / credit
Payment Plan Fee
For students who have not paid in full, or have not established a payment plan by the 25th business day of the term, shall be placed on a mandatory payment plan through Northland and be assessed the approved payment plan fee in order to not be administratively withdrawn from the college.
$30.00 / semester
Late Fee
A late fee will be charged to all accounts of $30 or more that are outstanding. Late fees will be applied on November 1 for fall semester and April 1 for spring semester, or the first business day following the identified semester date, unless evidence has been provided that funding is being provided by another agency.
Official Transcript Fee $5.00 / transcript
FACTS Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (Third Party) $25.00 / semester

Need to Know

Distance Students - Student Life Fee

Distance Education students will pay a Student Life fee of $6.60/credit and WILL NOT be charged the Parking Fee.

Personal property and service charges shall be for items that become the personal property of a student and have an educational or personal value beyond the classroom or for services for or on behalf of the students.

Type Cost
Commercial Vehicle Operations - DOT Physical & Prehire Drug Screen $123.40
Cost of private music lessons (in addition to tuition and fees).  This charge covers the cost of a half-hour lesson over 16 weeks.
$200.00 / credit
Test-Out (Credit by Exam)
Charged to students who wish to test-out of a class.
$25.00 / lecture credit
$50.00 / lab credit
Replacement ID Card or Badge
Cost for replacement of student identification card or badge.
$20.00 / card or badge
Replacement Diploma $20.00 / diploma
TEAS Test $50.00 / administration
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies is $1,000 for the year.  The cost may vary depending upon the student’s area of study.
$1,000.00 estimate
Room & Board
When building the Financial Aid budget, college officials estimated cost of room and board to be $500 per month.
$500.00 / month estimate

Need to Know

This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Per MnSCU Board Procedure 5.11.1, other charges may apply for equipment, special testing, other instructional and non-instructional services, assessment to discourage behaviors, and actual course-related travel costs.