Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

For most classes at St. Cloud Technical & Community College, the cost of tuition and fees is $184.58 per credit for resident and non-resident students.

Some courses and programs have a higher tuition and fees in order to provide the necessary technology and equipment to offer them; these include:

  • Online courses and programs
  • Health programs
  • 360-degree Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

In addition, several programs require students invest in tools and equipment for use in the program as well as in their chosen career following graduation. For a comprehensive look at tuition, fees, books, supplies, tools, and equipment costs per program, review the Program Cost Sheet.

Download a PDF of the Tuition and fees rates

Fee purpose and amount per credit

Fees provide necessary funds to help create and maintain non-instructional services essential to the student educational experience. The following fees are assessed on a per-credit basis unless otherwise noted above.

Fees Cost per credit
Student Life/Activity Fee $7.27
Technology Fee $9.70
Health Services Fee $0.35
Parking Access Fee $3.25
Student Association Fee $0.35

Purpose of each fee

Student Life/Activity Fee: Helps offset the costs of student services, such as career services, free rides on Metro Bus, discount membership to the YMCA, student clubs, activities, and athletics.

Technology Fee: Helps ensure that students have access to and experience with the technology critical to their success, both in their academic endeavors and their professional careers.

Health Services Fee: Helps provide student prevention and health education programs, as well as support students with health matters such as eating disorders, alcohol and other substance abuse, and stress management.

Parking Access Fee: Helps pay costs associated with construction, maintenance and operation of parking facilities.

Student Association Fee (MSCA): A Minnesota State College Student Association fee assessed per credit for student-initiated programs.