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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Paying for College

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Tuition and Billing

Whether you are just starting out as a new student, or are a continuing student at Minnesota State College Southeast, you’re probably thinking about how to pay for college.

It’s very important that you understand how much college costs, how to pay your college bills, and what resources are available to help you with your expenses.

In the Right Direction Videos

We have created a video series to help you navigate the online systems you will use to manage your college expenses. Check out In the Right Direction to learn about these important topics:

  • Financial Aid and Billing & Payment
  • Loan Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Direct Deposit 

About your bill

  • Paper invoices are not sent by mail. You are responsible for checking your account through Student eServices.
  • You must meet the minimum payment requirement by the Tuition Arrangement due date to avoid being dropped from your courses.
  • You do not have to pay your full tuition bill at one time.  Learn about the Nelnet payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce.
  • Check your student account and email often for important notifications.

Payment Deadlines

Below are the upcoming Payment deadlines and related events for the next 90 days.

DateEvent(s)
March - 1 (Fri.)
Last day to apply for graduation
Last day to apply for graduation - Spring Semester & Summer Session 2024
March - 15 (Fri.)
Second loan disbursement
Second loan disbursement Spring Semester only loans
March - 20 (Wed.) Faculty and staff workshop - College Closed
April - 29 (Mon.) Summer Session Tuition Arrangement Due
May - 13 (Mon.)
Registration and Advising Day - W 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and advising help - New and continuing students are welcome. [Winona Campus]
May - 14 (Tue.)
Registration and Advising Day - RW 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and advising help - New and continuing students are welcome. [Red Wing Campus]
Full Calendar

 


Financial Aid

Whether you're just starting out in college, or continuing your college career, you're probably concerned about paying for college! Unless you can afford to pay for everything yourself, you will need to find other sources of funding to cover college costs, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, tools, and living expenses. 

  • Our financial aid department will help you with student loans and grants. The first step is filing the FAFSA. Financial Aid Application Process
  • Make sure you file the FAFSA every year, not just your first year in college.
  • Even if you don't think you will qualify, you should still file the FAFSA. You never know!
  • MSC Southeast Foundation offers  student scholarships. Be certain to apply for Foundation scholarships by the posted deadlines. See: Foundation Scholarships  

 

Tuition Arrangement Due Dates 2023-2024

Summer 2023
Minimum payment due* by May 1, 2023
Full payment due (if no Nelnet payment plan is in place) by June 28, 2023


Fall 2023
Minimum payment due* by July 31, 2023
Full payment due (if no Nelnet payment plan is in place) by September 26, 2023


Spring 2024
Minimum payment*due by December 14, 2023
Full payment due (if no Nelnet payment plan is in place) by February 13, 2024

*See Tuition Due Dates for an explanation of "Minimum payment due." Mid semester courses follow the same tuition due dates. Tuition and fees for courses added after the tuition due date are due at the time of registration.