Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Central Lakes College does not mail tuition statements.
The act of registration is considered an acknowledgement on the part of the student that he/she will attend and pay for the registered courses.  It is the responsibility of the student to review their account on-line and pay their bill in a timely manner, according to the due dates noted below.

For current student account information, please visit E-Services.

 Tuition Due Dates

  • Tuition Due — 15 business days prior to start of semester
  • Financial Aid Disbursement — 12th business day of semester
  • Tuition payments must be received, in the Business Office by the tuition due date.

Financial Aid disbursement
A credit balance on a student account is created when the student withdraws from courses per the refund policy deadlines and is entitled to a refund for payments already made or has excess financial aid remaining after all eligible charges are paid in full.  Central Lakes College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund and provide you with your official School ID card. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

Disbursement of any financial aid award in excess of total billing at the College will be disbursed every Monday and Thursday beginning the 3rd week of each term.

Financial aid disbursements may be used for educational expenses each semester.  However, if a student does not complete their courses, they may be required to pay back a portion of or the entire financial aid award.  Students should plan to have personal funds available to meet rent and deadlines for other bills before aid is available.

Note: All loans have at least two disbursements.  First time loan borrowers are required to wait 30 days for their first loan disbursement.


Fully online courses and hybrid courses are assessed an additional $30.00 per credit hour.

Certain lab and technical courses may be charged a higher rate of tuition.

Additional fees may apply depending on the courses for which a student registers.


Central Lakes College charges in-state tuition to all students unless another state’s reciprocity agreement dictates otherwise.

TUITION RATES (per credit hour)

Resident Student                  $180.79

Web-Based Class                 $204.68

Non-resident Student          $180.79

International Student           $180.79

(plus required health insurance; see counselor for details)

MSEP Reciprocity                $180.79

(Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska)

Wisconsin Reciprocity                     $180.79

South Dakota Reciprocity               $180.79

(Technical and Community College Students)

Other Reciprocity                 $180.79

(Iowa, North Dakota, and Manitoba)

Fee Descriptions:

Technology Fee – $11.01 per credit hour

Each student is charged this fee to support and maintain the computers, high tech equipment and other technology services provided on campus.

Athletics Fee – $4.28 per credit hour

Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee to support athletics on campus.  This fee allows students to attend CLC sporting events for free.

Student Activity Fee – $5.66 per credit hour

Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee to support student clubs and activities on campus.  This fee allows students to attend CLC Theater productions at a discount and sporting events for free and participate in various other student activities at no charge.

Parking/Facility Access Fee – $2.50 per credit hour

The parking fee is charged to maintain the parking lots and sidewalks on campus.  This fee is not charged for web-based courses.

Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Fee – $0.35 per credit hour

Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee to support the state student organization.

Transcript/Graduation Fee – $10.00 per semester

This fee covers US mailed transcript requests and graduation.

Special Course Fees

These fees vary by course and are charged to offset course related fees. Examples: individual music lessons, clinical insurance, uniforms.

Other Test Fees

  • CLEP Test Proctoring Fee        $20.00
  • Strong Interest Inventory–student $15.00
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator–student                  $15.00
  • Credit for Prior Learning Evaluation                    $75.00 per credit

Other Fees

  • Payment Plan Fee $30.00
  • Late Fee $50.00
  • NSF Check Fee $35.00


All students who have not paid their tuition and fees in full, by the 25th day of the semester, are considered to be on the CLC internal payment plan and will be charged a $30 fee. This fee applies each semester. Students using the Nelnet payment plan are not charged this fee.


All students who have not paid their tuition and fees in full by the final day of the semester will be assessed a $50 late fee. This fee applies each semester. Students using the NelNet payment plan are not charged this fee.


Checks will be considered NSF/dishonored after they have been presented to the bank twice and are returned to Central Lakes College unpaid due to non-sufficient funds, closed account, stop payment, etc. Dishonored checks will be backed out of the account to which they were deposited and the NSF fee will be charged. If the reversal of the receipt causes the account to become unpaid after the due date, applicable late charges will also be added to the account. The NSF fee is currently $35.00 and is subject to change without notice.


Persons 62 years of age and older may enroll in courses, on a space available basis, for an administrative fee of $20 per semester credit in lieu of tuition.  Senior citizens are exempt from the student activity fee and the athletic fee, but are required to pay all other applicable student fees.  Senior citizens who audit a course do not pay the $20 administrative fee or student activity fee, but are still responsible for all other applicable fees.


For Students enrolled in a late start (beginning after the start of the semester) or short-term (less than 5 weeks in length) class, tuition is due (in full) the first day of class. Students may register for late start classes up to the first day of class.


Farm Business Management students may register for classes up to mid-term.  Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

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