Tuition & Fees



Per MNSCU policy tuition is due fifteen days prior to the start of the term. For registrations after the tuition due date, payment is due within one week.

Tuition statements are not mailed to students. To view your account or make payments online go to: Student Registration (login provided at orientation is required). 

A past-due status on your student account will prevent you from registering. 

You have incurred a financial obligation by registering for classes. If you decide not to attend, it is your responsibility to drop your classes. It is accessed the same way as student registration. If you decide not to attend, please do not rely on the “registration cancellation for non-payment” process as a way to drop your classes.

For the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial need, we must first establish the costs associated with attending Pine Technical & Community College. All budget items shown are for nine months and attending with 15+ credits per term. Students attending less than full-time are eligible for financial aid; however, budget, family contributions and maximum awards may be adjusted proportionately for less than full-time attendance. (“Full-time” is 12+ credits per term.) 

Budget Items Price 
Tuition and Fees $5,852 
Books and Supplies $2,500 
Room and Board (Living Expenses)$8,926 
Transportation $1,852 
Personal Expenses $6,062 
Total $25,192 

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend PTCC. The information you receive from the calculator is an estimate of costs and financial aid. The estimate assumes you will be a degree-seeking undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) in fall and spring semesters. 

The calculator uses information on the typical cost of attending PTCC, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Your actual costs will vary depending on your major, the courses you select and your living arrangements. Using the family financial information you enter; the calculator will estimate the amount of grant and scholarship financial aid that similar students received in the previous year.

Using the calculator should take less than ten minutes of your time, assuming you have family financial information available. You will be asked some basic questions about you and your family’s financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand. 

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Net Price Calculator 

For information regarding the availability of a Senior Discount, contact Business Services: 320-629-5150

Information regarding fees 

The following is a table of fees that may be assessed depending upon enrollment status, courses attempted, and services provided by the college.  Additional books, tools, laptops, and/or other college materials may be required and may be covered through financial aid. 

Type of Fee Amount of Fee 
Late payment fee $30.00 
Parking fine (second offense for unauthorized parking) $25.00 
NSF check fee (insufficient funds) $30.00 
Transcript fee for non-MNSCU campus $10.00 per copy


TUITION AND FEES: 2023-2024          TUition and Fees: 2022-2023

Unearned Tuition Assistance-Returning of Funds to Veterans Affairs

What is your institution’s policy on the return of unearned TA funds to the government?
Students who use Tuition Assistance (TA) are expected to remain enrolled in the course throughout the duration of the semester. If a student using TA withdraws from the course, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of the benefit that was originally authorized. To remain in compliance with the Department of Defense’s policy, Pine Technical and Community College will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course. 

After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD.  

As an institution, we will bill the DOD after 60% of the semester has passed to reduce the amount of incorrect TA funds being disbursed by the DOD to Pine Technical and Community College. We will only bill for the amount the students earned given their enrollment.

What is your institution’s schedule for returning unearned TA to the government?
Bold type identifies the 60% completion point   

  • Day 1-7 100% return
  • Day 8 77% return
  • Day 9 74% return
  • Day 10 71% return 
  • Day 11 69% return 
  • Day 12 66% return 
  • Day 13 63% return 
  • Day 14 60% return 
  • Day 15 57% return 
  • Day 16 54% return 
  • Day 17 51% return 
  • Day 18 49% return 
  • Day 19 46% return 
  • Day 20 43% return 
  • Day 21 40% return (60% of course is completed) 
  • Day 22 0% return Note: The educational institution’s week of instruction is counted as 7 days.   
  • Before or during week 1 100 % return
  • During week 2 75% return 
  • During weeks 3-4 50% return 
  • During week 5 40% return (60% of course is completed) 
  • During weeks 6-8 0% return   
  • Before or during weeks 1-2 100% return 
  • During weeks 3-4 75% return 
  • During weeks 5-8 50% return 
  • During weeks 9-10 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 11-16 0% return 

Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the course. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the term to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.  
Example: The student enrolled in a course that’s duration is 30 days. The withdrawal was submitted on the 14th day. The institution would perform the calculation to determine how much TA was earned by the student’s attendance: (14 divided by 30 equals 46.6%. 47% of the TA authorized was earned by the student, which means 53% of what was authorized will be returned to the DOD)

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