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

Tuition Rates

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees approves the tuition rate.

Resident Location Tuition Rates

TypeCost / Credit
Minnesota residents$187.53
North Dakota residents$187.53
South Dakota residents$187.53
Wisconsin residents$187.53
All Other States$187.53
Manitoba, Canada residents$187.53
International Students$187.53
Distance Education Classes$211.55

Program-Specific Tuition Rates

TypeCost / Credit
Aviation Maintenance Technology$225.09
Geospatial Intelligence Analysis, Imagery Analysis$226.16
Uncrewed Aerial System Maintenance$340.94
Other Program Specific Tuition
Applies to students in the following programs: Architectural Design, Dietetic Technician, EMT Basic, Fire Technology, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, and Surgical Technology.

Course-Specific Differential Tuition Rates

TypeCost / Credit
CMAE 2212$211.45
CRJU 2209 & 2219$319.93
SURT 2212$277.05
SURT 2216 & 2220$294.65

Estimated Annual Tuition & Fee Costs

Based on 15 credits for each semester.

Student Life Fee$198.00
Technology Fee$345.00
Parking Fee$90.00
Student Association Fee$18.30
Health Services Fee$11.10
Estimated Total$6,288.30

Estimated Cost of Attendance (2024-2025)

In order for the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial need, we must first establish the costs associated with attending Northland for an academic year. Tuition figures are estimated until approved by the Minnesota State Board. All students and/or their families are expected to contribute to the cost of their education. These contributions are determined through the needs analysis process.

All budget items shown are for nine months and full-time attendance (15 credits per term). Students attending less than full-time are eligible for financial aid; however, the budget, expected family contribution, and maximum awards may be adjusted for less than full-time attendance.

Estimated Tuition & Fees$6,288.30
Estimated Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment$1,000.00
Estimated Living Expenses$9,342.00
Estimated Transportation$2,042.00
Estimated Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$6,768.00
Estimated Total$25,440.30
  • Tuition and fees are based on 15 credits per term for two terms.
  • Transportation provides for an allowance for gas, oil, parking, bus fare, and general upkeep of vehicle; does not include car payments, insurance, repairs, etc.
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses includes an allowance for clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, etc.
  • Cost of Attendance additions will be added for license and certification fees.
  • Loan fees are included with miscellaneous personal expenses.
  • Northland uses information from the College Board, DEED, and other outside agencies to determine living expenses, transportation, etc.

Student Fees, Personal Property/Service Charges & Athletics

Need To Know

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

Application Fee
Effective June 24, 2019, Northland no longer charges an application fee.
Student Life Fee
Set by the Campus Student Life Committee to fund student activities, clubs, organizations, and athletics. Distance Education students will pay a Student Life fee of $6.60/credit and WILL NOT be charged the Parking Fee.
$6.60 / credit
Max of $99.00 / semester
State Student Association Fee
This fee is determined by the statewide Minnesota State Colleges Student Association (MSCSA) and is used to fund the activities of the Association.
$0.61 / 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.
$11.50 / credit
Max of $172.50 / Semester
Health Services Fee$0.37 per credit, max 15 credits
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
Students who have not paid in full shall be assessed an approved fee on the 25th business day of the term 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 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.
FACTS Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (Third Party)$34.00 / semester
Official Transcript Charge$8.65 / transcript
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
Replacement ID Card or Badge
Cost for replacement of student identification card or badge.
$20.00 / card or badge
Replacement Diploma$20.00 / diploma
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies is $1,000 for the year. The cost may vary depending on the student’s area of study.
$1,000.00 estimate / year
Test-Out (Credit by Exam)
Charged to students who wish to test out of a class.
$25.00 / lecture credit
$50.00 / lab credit
Criminal Justice Clothing – CRJU 2209$140.00
Paramedic Clothing – EMTP 1240$93.00
FISDAP Fee – EMTP1235$215.00
ATI Fees – PNSG 1250 and NURS 2121$1,850.00
PAET Exam Fee – PTAS 2160$79.00
AOTA Membership Fee – OTAC 1145 and OTAC 2145$75.00
Dosimeters – RADT 1119$46.75
Trajecsys Fee – RADT 1119 and RESP 1126$150.00
Boot Camp Access – RADT 2240$190.00
Simtec Software – RESP 1104$125.00
TruVent Software – RESP 1110$112.00
MockBoard Exam – RESP 2276$120.00
C&S Software for Boards – RESP 2276$100.00
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Membership – DIET 1005 and DIET 2040$58.00
Trap Shooting Tuition$300.00
Fire Technology Clothing – Fire 1110$65.00
Phsyioll – PTAS$99.00

Distance Education Tuition & Fees

Tuition$211.55 / credit
Student Life Fee$6.60 / credit
Max of $112.50 / Semester
Technology Fee$11.50 / credit
Max of $172.50/ Semester
Student Association Fee$0.61 / credit
Health Services Fee$0.37 / credit
Total$229.10 / credit

Farm Business Management Tuition

NOTE: This program is now delivered through Workforce Development Solutions.