2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Tuition and Other Fees

The academic year is divided into two semesters (fall and spring) of sixteen weeks each. In addition, there is an annual summer semester of eight weeks. The cost of tuition and fees is as follows (amounts listed are actual for 2017-2018; amounts subject to change without notice):

Cost of Tuition and Fees

(per semester, full time on-campus, 12-18 credit cap)

Undergraduate (full-time, per semester)

Undergraduate (full-time per semester) Cost Graduate (full-time per semester) Cost
Contiguous States and Provinces3404.64Contiguous States and Provinces4274.64
Minnesota Reciprocity3404.64Minnesota Reciprocity4274.64

Under its new tuition plan, MSU will charge all students the resident rate.

The tuition and fees listed above are for MSU on-campus courses. The tuition and fees charged for most on-campus courses are capped at 12 credits up to 18 credits per academic career. Any credits above 18 will have an additional per credit charge. The tuition and fees for the graduate and undergraduate careers are calculated separately. Distance Education courses do not cap at 12 credits, charges are calculated on all credits. Also, in addition to tuition and fees, all distance education courses will be charged an access fee. An access fee is a per credit tuition charge to a student to cover the added costs associated with delivery of a course.

Tuition and fees are due in full at the beginning of each semester by the payment deadlines. Deadlines are available on the university calendar.

All students are encouraged to complete an institutional scholarship and awards program application.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations will be cancelled for those students who have not paid tuition and fees or requested a deferment by the payment deadline. A fee of $150 will be assessed to be reinstated in classes. If you need to request a payment deferment, please contact the Business Office.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Refunds on Class Changes

Any student who drops a class during the first 8.999% of the class days of a term will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the credit hours attributable to the class or classes dropped. After the first 8.999% of the class days of a term, there will be no refund for a class which is dropped. However, classes of the same or fewer credits may be substituted when added prior to the 8.999% deadline for the dropped class at no additional tuition and fee charge. If added classes result in an increase in credit hours, or if an added class requires special course fees, the institution will charge the student for the additional credits and any special course fee.

Refunds for Officially Withdrawing Students

Any student who withdraws from MSU will receive a refund of tuition and fees according to the schedule below. Tuition and fees will be refunded based on the percentage which coincides with the exact day of the term in which the student formally withdraws.

Percentage of Completed Class Days Refund Percentage

Refunds are calculated from the day classes commence to the date of application in writing and not from the date of last attendance at classes.


The tuition and fees listed on the previous page include the student activity fee, technology fee and the ConnectND fee. The tuition and fees listed exclude additional fees such as distance education access fee, special course fees to cover added and unique costs of the course, program fees for nursing and clinical lab science, parking permits, etc.