General tuition and fee rates are set by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees each year. Having one of the lowest college tuition rates in the state, NHCC works hard to keep your education affordable!

Tuition & Fees by Year


 Tuition & Fees for years not listed above are available under FAQs. 

Additional Fees:

  • Application Fee - One-time, non-refundable application fee of $20.
  • Inclusive Access Fee - Instructors can choose to participate in a program designed to help reduce the cost of textbooks. All required materials are available digitally in D2L and an inclusive access fee will be charged to your student account for the cost of these digital course material in addition to tuition and other fees. This fee may be added to your account up to the week before classes begin.
  • Additional Course Fees - Some classes such as Music, Exercise Science, Art etc. may have additional course fees. Additional fees are noted on the class description. Seniors citizens that audit classes are required to pay additional course fees.
  • Late Fees - Up to $50 per term for any past due balances.
  • Returned Check Fee - A $30 fee is assessed for each check payment returned to NHCC by the issuing bank.
  • Overdue Materials Fine - Assessed for overdue library materials, failed chemistry checkout/broken items, non-returned borrowed items etc.  The fine amount is determined by the department.
  • Senior Citizens - MN senior citizens (age 62 or older) registering on a "space available basis" (after the first day of the term) receive a reduced tuition rate of $20.00/credit. All other fees except the Student Life fee apply. MN senior citizens registering on or before the first day of the term are not eligible for the reduced tuition rate. MN senior citizens are not charged tuition when auditing a credit course or taking a noncredit course when space is available

Tuition and Fees Deadlines: