Tuition Rates & Fees

M State establishes a due date each semester for final payment of tuition and fees. Students who have not paid in full, do not have a financial aid deferment or have not established a payment plan risk the possibility of having their registration canceled. The college may grant an extension of the payment due date for students who have filed and are awaiting properly approved financial aid from federal, state or other third-party sources.

Tuition for all M State students is set annually by the Minnesota State system Board of Trustees and charged on a per credit basis.
Fees are assessed to students depending on their enrollment status, courses attempted and services offered by the campus attended. Fees unique to a program or a class are detailed in the course requirement list.

Tuition and Fee Rate Details

 

Billing Information

· Students are responsible for managing their account balance online.
· Billing statements are not mailed.
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View your account by logging into SpartanNet and clicking on the E-Services link.

 

My Account - SpartanNet

To view and manage your account login to SpartanNet and follow these steps:

1.
Sign in with StarID and password
2.
Click on E-Services button
3.
Select Bills and Payments on left side under Student E-Services
4.
Select Balance Due by Term
5.
Review Institutions listed to see if costs are owed at more than one institution
6.
Click on the Term link in the box for the appropriate institution

 

Payment Dates

M State sets a tuition due date each semester and is listed on the Business Services Calendar under News & Events. Students who have not secured a payment option for M State by the tuition due date may be dropped from their courses.

 

Fall Semester 2016 Payment Dates

Book Charging Period
August 1 - August 26, 2016

All students are allowed to charge books at the campus bookstore starting 10 business days prior to the term start date and continuing through August 26, 2016. Students taking online courses are allowed to charge during the same time period at the M State online bookstore.

Tuition Due - 1st Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment
July 29, 2016
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy requires that minimum payment criteria must be met the week prior to the first day of each semester to avoid an administrative drop of all courses students are enrolled in for the term. See Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment for acceptable payment criteria.

August 19, 2016 - 2nd Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment

Classes Begin
August 22, 2016 Official start of Fall Semester 2016

August 26, 2016 - 3rd Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment

100% Refund/Drop Period
August 22 - August 26, 2016 Students must drop a class during the first 5 instructional days of a semester to avoid being billed for the course.

75% Refund for Complete Withdrawal August 27 - September 2, 2016 Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 6th - 10th instructional day will receive a 75% refund.

50% Refund for Complete Withdrawal September 3 - September 12, 2016 Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 11th - 15th instructional day will receive a 50% refund.

25% Refund for Complete Withdrawal September 13 - September 19, 2016 Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 16th - 20th instructional day will receive a 25% refund.

Direct Deposit Information Due August 26, 2016 Students who want to sign up for Direct Deposit of overage checks from Financial Aid or refunds must be signed up through E-Services by August 26, 2016.

Late Start Classes Refund Drop Period
Courses Starting After August 26, 2016
Students have 24 hours after the course meets for the first time to drop the course and not be academically or financially responsible. (Example: If the course starts on a Monday, the student would have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to drop the course.)

1st Day Overage Funds Disbursed
September 12, 2016 This is the first day checks will be mailed, deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) or available in the bookstore for eligible students who have overages. Overage payments will continue to be distributed bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the term.

Last Day to Pay Without Late Fees
September 23, 2016
This is the last day for students to pay their account balance without incurring late fees. Late fees of up to $50 will be charged after this date on accounts not paid in full or that do not have a current payment plan in place.

End of Semester December 16, 2016 Official end of Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester 2017 Important Dates

Book Charging Period
Dec 19, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017

All students are allowed to charge books at the campus bookstore starting 10 business days prior to the term start date and continuing through January 13, 2017. Students taking online courses are allowed to charge during the same time period at the MState online bookstore.

Tuition Due By Noon- 1st Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment
Dec 16, 2016
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy requires that minimum payment criteria must be met the week prior to the first day of each semester to avoid an administrative drop of all courses students are enrolled in for the term. See Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment for acceptable payment criteria.

Jan 6, 2017 - 2nd Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment

Classes Begin
Jan 9, 2017 Official start of Spring Semester 2017.

Jan 13, 2017 - 3rd Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment

100% Refund Drop/Add Period
Jan 9 - Jan 13, 2017 Students must drop a class during the first 5 instructional days of a semester to avoid being billed for the course.

50% Refund for Complete Withdrawal Jan 14 - Jan 23, 2017 Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the 11th - 15th instructional day will receive a 50% refund.

Direct Deposit Information Due Jan 13, 2017 Students who want to sign up for Direct Deposit of overage checks from Financial Aid or refunds must be signed up through E-Services by January 13, 2017.

Late Start Classes Refund Drop Period
Courses Starting After Jan 13, 2017
Students have 24 hours after the course meets for the first time to drop the course and not be academically or financially responsible. (Example: If the course starts on a Monday, the student would have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to drop the course.)

1st Overage Funds Disbursed
Jan 30, 2017 This is the first day checks will be mailed, deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) or available in the bookstore for eligible students who have overages. Overage payments will continue to be distributed bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the term.

1st Time Borrower Overage Funds Disbursed
Feb 10, 2017 This is the first day checks will be mailed, deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) or available in the bookstore for eligible first-time borrowers who have overages. Overage payments will continue to be distributed bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the term.

Last Day to Pay Without Late Fees
Feb 14, 2017
This is the last day for students to pay their account balance without incurring late fees. Late fees of up to $50 will be charged after this date on accounts not paid in full or that do not have a current payment plan in place.

2nd Overage Funds Disbursement for Students with Single Term Aid
March 17, 2017 This is the first day checks will be mailed, deposited directly into accounts (if signed up for Direct Deposit) or available in the bookstore for eligible for students with single term aid. Overage payments will continue to be distributed bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the term.

End of Semester May 5, 2017 Official end of Spring Semester 2017.

 

Registration Cancellation for Non Payment Policy

All Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are required by policy to cancel all registered courses for students who have not met the payment requirements by the tuition and fee due date. Please read the Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment Policy for payment definitions.

Non-attendance does not terminate your registration records or excuse payment obligations. Please ensure registration records accurately reflect your attendance plans. If you are not planning on remaining enrolled in courses you have registered for it is your responsibility to drop those courses.

 

Payment Options

Pay Bill Online

  1. Sign in to SpartanNet with user name and pin number
  2. Click on E-services button
  3. Select Bills and Payment
  4. Select Make a Payment
  5. Click on the Institution link in the box
  6. Enter the amount you wish to pay in the appropriate box
  7. Click on Continue to the USBank payment site and follow their directions
  8. Choose Payment Method

Pay Bill in Person

The following options are available to students who want to pay at the Campus Bookstore:

  • Checks
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa)

Pay Bill by Mail
Students may mail payments to the Campus Bookstore using the following options:

  • Checks (include Student Tech ID)
  • Credit Cards (include credit card information and Student Tech ID)

Detroit Lakes M State Bookstore
900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218.846.3727

Fergus Falls M State Bookstore
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218.736.1556

Moorhead M State Bookstore
1900 28th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218.299.6570

Wadena M State Bookstore
405 SW Colfax Avenue
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218.631.7825

FACTS/NBS Payment Plan
M State offers students an additional payment plan option for students through a third-party tuition payment service provider, Nelnet Business Solutions/FACTS.

The Nelnet/FACTS payment plan provides:

  • Convenient monthly payment options that can begin early enough to spread payments out over several months
  • Automatic payments that can be authorized from designated checking, savings or credit card accounts (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa)
  • Direct communications from Nelnet/FACTS on payment plan status and updates
  • Low enrollment fee to students of $21 per semester (nonrefundable enrollment fee)
  • Protection from registration cancellation for non-payment

More payment options are available the earlier a student enrolls. An online cost-estimating tool is available to assist students with determination of payment plan contract amount.

2016 - 2017 FACTS/NBS Enrollment Dates

Spring 2017 FACTS/NBS payment plan is available on October 15, 2016. Full payments may be made using FACTS/NBS through January 26, 2017.

Last day to enroll online: Dec 1, 2016 Required down payment: None Number of payments: 5 Months of payments: Dec - Apr Payment on the 5th of the month.

Last day to enroll online: Dec 23, 2016 Required down payment: 10% Number of payments: 4 Months of payments: Jan-Apr Payments on the 5th of the month.

Last day to enroll online: Jan 26, 2017 Required down payment: 15% or $300 (whichever is less) Number of payments: 3 Months of payments: Feb-Apr Payments on the 5th or 20th of the month

Fall 2016 FACTS/NBS payment plan is available on April 1, 2016. Full payments may be made using FACTS/NBS through September 29, 2016.

Last day to enroll online: June 30, 2016 Required down payment: none Number of payments: 5 Months of payments: Jul-Nov Payments on the 5th of the month.

Last day to enroll online: July 27, 2016 Required down payment: 10%Number of payments: 4 Months of payments: Aug-Nov Payments on the 5th of the month.

Last day to enroll online: August 25, 2016 Required down payment: 15% or $300 Number of payments: 3 Months of payments: Oct-Dec Payments on the 5th of the month.

Last day to enroll online: September 9, 2016 Required down payment: 15% or $300 Number of payments: 3 Months of payments: Sept-Nov Payments on the 20th of the month.

NOTE: All down and full payments are processed immediately!

Login to
e-Cashier to learn more about the Nelnet/FACTS Payment Plan.

 

Direct Deposit

M State offers students the option of direct deposit for financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, overage disbursement and other student refunds).

Direct Deposit Advantages

  • Timely and convenient delivery of payments
  • Saves a trip to the bank
  • No more waiting in line at the bookstore
  • No more waiting for your refund to come through the mail

To Sign Up
To sign up for direct deposit, students must sign into their SpartanNet account through the www.minnesota.edu website. Click on the E-Services button. Select "Financial Aid" on the left side under Student Services. Select "Direct Deposit." Fill in required information and submit.

 

1098-T Student Tax Form

Students enroll through their e-services account under "bills and payments," "1098T Tax Form" to receive their statement electronically. If students choose not to enroll for the electronic version, a paper document will be mailed to the permanent address on file. Students who have consented to receive their 1098-T Tuition Statements electronically will see a notification message in the Action Item area on their Student e-Services dashboard that states "IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE: 1098-T TUITION STATEMENT." Students who did not consent to receive their tax form electronically before year-end may still request electronic delivery at any time.

Last modified: August 22nd, 2016 at 11:08am