Schedule & Explanation of Fees

Fees - Fall Semester 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

Undergraduate Fees (On Campus & Online) Per Credit 1-11 Credits Banded 12-18 Credits Additional Per Credit Beyond 18
Student Activity Fee           8.80         105.60 -
Student Center Facility Fee         13.52         162.24 -
Athletic Fee (not charged for summer session)           4.00           48.00 -
Health Services Fee           3.81           45.72 -
Commencement           0.18             2.16 -
Technology Fee         10.00         155.00                   10.00
Maintenance Fee           2.42           37.51                     2.42
Students United Fee           0.47             7.05                     0.47
Total Per Credit         43.20
Total Banded 12-18 Credits         563.28
Total Per Additional Credit After 18                   12.89
Graduate Fees (On Campus) Per Credit
Student Activity Fee      8.80
Student Center Facility Fee    13.52
Athletic Fee      4.00
Health Services Fee      3.81
Commencement      0.18
Technology Fee    10.00
Maintenance Fee      2.42
Students United Fee      0.47
Total Per Credit    43.20
Graduate Fees (Online) Per Credit
Commencement        0.18
Technology Fee      10.00
Maintenance Fee        1.42
Students United Fee        0.47
Total Per Credit      12.07
Fees for Most Off-Campus and Online Courses Designed for Off-Campus Programs (e.g. 2+2 or CAP) Per Credit
Commencement     0.18
Technology Fee   10.00
Maintenance Fee     1.42
Students United Fee     0.47
Total Per Credit   12.07
Miscellaneous Fees
Undergrad Application Fee  20.00
Graduate Application Fee  30.00
Replacement ID  25.00
Late Fee  50.00 per semester
Non Sufficient Funds Charge  20.00 per returned check
Athletic Training Fee (for all student athletes)  40.00 for all student athletes
Residence Hall Association Fee  12.00 for students living in residence halls
Living and Learning Community Fee  25.00 for students residing in a Living and Learning Community
Orientation/New Student Full Time 135.00 assessed first term
Orientation/New Student Part Time  70.00 assessed first term
Transcript Fee    8.00 per official transcript

STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE

The Student Activity Fee is assessed to all students attending classes on campus and most students attending online. The rate is determined by the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) and the Student Senate, and approved by the University President. The Members of SAFAC are dedicated to distributing student activity fees in a fair and unbiased fashion to enhance co-curricular life. SAFAC defines co-curricular life to be all aspects of programming which include the arts, literature, lectures, intramural sports and development of social and leadership skills among the students of SMSU.

STUDENT CENTER FACILITY FEE

The Student Center Facility Fee is assessed to all students attending classes on campus and most students attending online. The rate is determined by University Administration, forwarded to the Student Senate for review and recommendation, and approved by the MnSCU Board. Funds are used to finance the construction, maintenance, and daily operation of the student center building.

ATHLETIC FEE

The Athletic Fee is assessed to all students attending classes on campus and most students attending online. It is not assessed during the summer session. This fee is used to fund a portion of athletic programs. Students receive free admission to all regular season athletic contests.

HEALTH SERVICES FEE

The Health Services Fee is assessed to all students attending classes on campus and most students attending online. The rates are determined by a committee, approved by the Student Senate with final approval by the University President. The fee is used to fund the Health Center on campus. The Health Center is available to all students.

COMMENCEMENT CHARGE

The Commencement Charge is assessed to all students on a per credit basis. This charge is used to enhance the commencement ceremonies held each year.

TECHNOLOGY FEE

The Technology Fee is assessed to all students attending class for credit. The rates are determined by the technology fee committee, approved by the Student Senate, with final approval by the University President. Funds are used to support the campus technology infrastructure and academic computing needs.

MAINTENANCE FEE

The Maintenance Fee is assessed to all students attending class for credit. This fee is used to help support maintenance of parking lots, lighting, and for safety and security in parking areas.

STUDENTS UNITED FEE

The Students United fee is assessed to all students attending class for credit. The Students United Association and the Minnesota State Board determine the rates. The Students United Association represents the students' interest in system-wide policies regarding tuition, financial aid and academics. Representatives of Students United work with Minnesota State staff on budget issues and building project planning.

DIFFERENTIAL TUITION

Some courses charge additional fees for differential or programmatic tuition, which is for the extraordinary cost of offering the course or program (i.e. the need for specialized equipment, expensive supplies, accreditation standards, etc.). Differential tuition is approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board.

PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SERVICE CHARGES

Personal property and service charges are assessed to all students attending courses that have additional charges indicated in the schedule. Rates are determined by the Department Chairperson and approved by the Dean, Provost, and Vice President for Finance and Administration. Personal property charges are for property that is retained by the student and has value outside of the classroom (tools, books, materials, supplies, identification cards, etc.). Service charges are assessed for a variety of reasons: equipment that is required by an institution or program, special testing or certification; instructional costs not included in tuition but paid by the student to a private vendor such as bowling fees or greens fees; cost of private music lessons; and actual course-related travel costs required for transportation, room and board for Global Studies travel.

* Rates are subject to change.

Last Modified: 6/27/17 11:53 AM