Quality Education at an Affordable Price

Our students are focused on building great careers, not spending years in school. Get your best start at Northwest Technical College. We personalize programs for you, so you get the exact education you want to help you live your dreams. Tuition for a Minnesota resident or non-resident is set annually by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and charged on a per-credit basis.

Tuition & Fees

Various fees will be assessed to students depending upon enrollment status, courses attempted and services offered by the campus attended. The following is a list of the fees that may be assessed. Fees unique to a program or a class offering are detailed in the course requirement list. Fees shall be established annually by the President. A fee schedule is available from the campus business office for the current academic year.

Type 2023-2024 Academic Year
Tuition (both resident and non-resident) $196.55 per credit
Tuition – Automotive Service Technology $208.95 per credit
Tuition – Construction Electricity $208.95 per credit
Tuition – Dental Assisting $208.95 per credit
Tuition – Heating, Air and Refrigeration Technology 204.55 per credit
Tuition – Residential Plumbing $213.30 per credit
Tuition – Nursing $208.95 per credit
Tuition – Distance $211.55 per credit
Tuition – 360 Center of Excellence $211.45 per credit
Technology Fee $9.55 per credit
Late Fee $50.00
Student Activity Fee $1.45 per credit
Student Association Fee $.35 per credit
Parking Fee $66.88 annual
Professional Liability Ins Fee $10.25 /learner / year
Test Out Fee $75.00 per credit
Senior Citizen Fee  62+ $12.00 per credit
C.N.A. Testing Fee $205.00 per learner

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Application Fee

All students entering Northwest Technical College will be assessed a one time, nonrefundable application fee for each application submitted.

Learner Activity Fee

A learner activity fee shall be charged to students. The activity fee is passed on to the Student Senate for their activities.

Late Payment Fee

Late payment fees will be assessed on the 21st day of each semester to any learner who has an outstanding balance.

Professional Liability Fee

Professional liability fees will be assessed to students enrolling in courses requiring clinical/internship experience. This fee is used to purchase professional liability insurance on the learner’s behalf.

Technology Fee

Technology fees shall be assessed on a per credit basis as outlined in the technology fee plan. Proceeds from this fee shall be used to upgrade and maintain the technical infrastructure of the College.

Test Out Fee

When a learner wishes to test out of a course through credit by examination, a test out fee shall be assessed. The fee shall be based on the lab/lecture content of the course.

Learner Association Fee

All students shall be assessed a fee which is passed on to the Minnesota State College Student Association for college membership dues. This fee shall be assessed on a per credit basis.

Collection of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are due the 21st day of the semester. A payment of $300.00, or 15% or the results of the Federal Financial Aid Application must be received 15 business days before schools starts or all courses are AUTOMATICALLY dropped.

An account shall be considered delinquent if no payment or arrangement has been made by the 21st day of the semester or the due date of the deferment. In the event a class does not follow the semester schedule, an account will be considered delinquent if it is not paid or arrangements to pay are not made by the second day of the class.

In the event that an account becomes delinquent, a written notice will be sent to the learner which will make the learner aware of the delinquency and indicate to them that their registration will be canceled if payment is not received, or they have not made a payment arrangement with the designated personnel.

Any person who has not responded to the above notice will receive a letter to inform them they may be turned over to the Minnesota Collection Entity.

In addition, no person with an outstanding account will be allowed to register for the following semester’s classes unless they receive a special approval from the designated personnel.

Residency & Reciprocity

Northwest Technical College does not differentiate tuition rates based on state residency, as approved by the MnSCU Board of Trustees; however, residents of the reciprocity states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian province of Manitoba, will be charged tuition at the reciprocity rate. Residents of these states and/or province are required to complete a reciprocity form. See the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Reciprocity Applications webpage.

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