Tuition & Fees

The cost to attend Northland is based upon the tuition rates in effect at the time a student takes a desired course, plus any associated fees.

Tuition Rates

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system approves the tuition rate.

Resident Location Tuition Rates

Type Cost / Credit
Minnesota residents $169.95
North Dakota residents $169.95
South Dakota residents $169.95
Wisconsin residents $169.95
All Other States $169.95
Manitoba, Canada residents $169.95
International Students $169.95
Distance Education Classes $199.00

Program Specific Tuition Rates

Type Cost / Credit
Aviation Maintenance Technology $203.99
Commercial Vehicle Operations $297.80
Geospatial Intelligence Analysis, Imagery Analysis $204.97
Precision Agriculture Equipment Technician $201.88
Unmanned Aerial System Maintenance $309.00
Other Program Specific Tuition
Applies to students in the following programs: EMT Basic, Firefighter-Paramedic, Fire Technology, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapist, and Surgical Technology.
$204.97

Course Specific Differential Tuition Rates

Type Cost / Credit
CMAE 2212 $192.61
CRJU 2209 & 2219 $293.55
NURS 0003 $70.00
SURT 2212 $253.52

Estimated Annual Tuition & Fee Costs

(Based on 15 credits for each semester)

Type Cost
Tuition $5,098.50
Student Life Fee $198.00
Technology Fee $318.00
Parking Fee $90.00
Student Association Fee $10.50
Estimated Tuition / Fees
$5,715.00

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Type Cost
Estimated Tuition/Fees $5,715.00
Estimated Books/Supplies $1,000.00
Estimated Room/Board $6,250.00
Estimated Transportation $2,800.00
Est Personal/Miscellaneous $2,235.00
Estimated Cost of Attendance
$18,000.00

In order for the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial need, we must first establish the costs associated with attending NCTC for an academic year. Tuition figures are estimated until approved by the Minnesota State Board. All students and/or their families are expected to contribute to the cost of their education. These contributions are determined through the needs analysis process.

All budget items shown are for nine months and full-time attendance (15 credits per term). Students attending less than full-time are eligible for financial aid; however, budget, expected family contribution and maximum awards may be adjusted for less than full-time attendance.

Need to Know

In order to qualify for a Minnesota residency rate, some states require submission of reciprocity forms. All non-Minnesota resident students should check with student services.

Payments or payment arrangements are the responsibility of the student.



Financial Aid Eligibility

All prospective students may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Education through the use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student Aid may consist of Federal Pell Grant (up to $5550), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Stafford Loans ($5500-$10500). See financial aid for more information.

Loan indebtedness from a two-year program at Northland Community and Technical College may range from $0 to $20,000 depending upon eligibility and acceptance of loans.

Veterans Education Benefits

All veterans may be eligible for educational benefits through the VA educational assistance programs. Eligibility, and amount of benefits, will be determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs through the use of the VONAPP (Veterans Online Application). Veterans, under the age of 24, are considered independent if the veteran has a complete active duty status as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. See veterans benefits for more information.

Northland Scholarships

The Northland Community and Technical College Foundation offers scholarships for the Fall and Spring semesters. A simple, online scholarship application for all of the Foundation’s scholarships is usually posted early in the Fall and Spring semesters. The criteria for selection differ for each scholarship. Some awards are specific to programs, student goals, or circumstances, while others have more general criteria. For more information on scholarships, please visit NCTC Foundation or call the Foundation office at 218.683.8616.