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Tuition Frequently Asked Questions

Who sets the rates charged for tuition?

Hennepin Technical College is a member institution of the Minnesota State College and Universities (MN State) System. As such, approximately 70 percent of the cost of education is funded through state appropriation of tax dollars. The remaining 30 percent is covered by tuition and fee revenue. The college, in consultation with students, establishes tuition and fee rates for each academic year and the Mn State Board of Trustees approves these rates.

Tuition and Fees

What do the fees pay for?

Fee Descriptions:

Application Fee
As of March 19, 2018, Hennepin Technical College will begin charging a $20 application fee.

Student Life Fee/Student Association Fee
Each student pays a student life fee of $3.90 per credit, up to a maximum of $50.70 per semester as established by the Student Senate. This fee supports the activities of the Student Senate and the Student Life Board. Each student also currently pays a state student association fee of $0.35 per credit. This fee is authorized by MN statute and set each year by the association.

Parking Fee
All students are required to pay a parking fee if they park a vehicle on campus. The fee is $3.53 per credit, including sales tax, up to a maximum of $45.90 per semester. Students taking CEU courses pay $3.53 per CEU.

Technology Fee
Each student registered for credit courses will be assessed a technology fee of $10.28 per credit each semester. This fee supports student technology needs in all areas of the college, including hardware and staff resources to assist students. The following are specific projects that have been identified to be funded by the technology fee in the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • High density wireless access
  • Double the number of wireless access points on both campuses
  • Increase wireless speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gbps

Health Services Fee
Each student registered for credit courses will be assessed a health services fee of $1.28 per credit each semester, up to a maximum of $16.64 per semester. This fee supports health programming, such as programs offered to students on health issues and referral resources. Also health insurance navigation and education from MnSURE, as well as questions about the Affordable Care Act.

Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Check Fees
There will be a $20 service charge for all checks returned for non-sufficient funds or other reasons.

Other Fees/Late Fees
Other fees may be charged during the school year. A $50.00 late fee will be charged to overdue accounts.

Books, Tools and Other Costs
The college furnishes modern, up-to-date equipment in its lab areas. Materials to work on projects may also be provided. Students must purchase books, personal tools, other supplies and special clothing if required.

 I am done registering. How much do I owe?

Can I mail or fax in a credit card number?

The college discourages mailing or faxing in credit card payments. The college cannot guarantee the privacy of credit card information provided by mail or fax.

Can I pay online using a checking or savings account?

Online payments can be made directly from a checking or savings account. 

Pay Online


Is paying online safe?

The online payment system developers went to great lengths to protect personal information provided by its customers. All components of the process use only secure connections. The complete process, from request to actual posting of the payment is encrypted. Additionally, no personal information is stored on the system. It is only passed through to the processor for verification. The complete process has been reviewed by security experts and deemed to be secure.

How can I check to see if my online payment posted to my account?

What happens if I do not pay today?

It is the college's policy to cancel courses for non-payment of tuition. For more information, visit:

Tuition Office (PAYMENT OPTIONS)

Can I make a partial payment?

Partial payment of tuition and fees will not prevent your courses from being cancelled.  In addition, you may be subject to a $50 late fee and a registration hold.

Contact Information

Tuition Office

Phone: 952-995-1354