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Prior Year Costs

2016 - 2017 Tuition & Fees 

Set up a Payment Plan by contacting the Business Office at (218) 322-2403.

 per credit (Minnesota resident rate)   

$214.90 per credit (Non-resident rate)

$198.83 per credit (Practical Nursing - PRNU coursework only)

$227.85 per credit (Process Operations - ENGT coursework only)

$200.64 per credit (MN resident rate for online classes) 

$239.65 per credit (Non-resident rate for online classes)

$32.35 per credit (Senior citizen tuition exemption - see below)

Senior Citizen Tuition Exemption

Senior citizens (age 62+) who are legal residents of the State of Minnesota may register for courses on a space-available basis beginning the day after the first day of class. The total cost to senior citizens is $32.35 per-credit (this amount includes regular fees) plus any special fees required for an individual course. Senior citizens who register before the second day of the term are required to pay full tuition and fees. Senior can also choose to audit a course.  This means they would still pay the cost per credit but would be exempt from taking tests or completing assignments.  To audit the course both the student and the teacher need to complete the Class Audit Form and return it to the Student Services Office in Backes Student Center.

To apply for the Senior Citizen Tuition Exemption, contact student services and provide proof of age.


Books will cost approximately $840 for the academic year. (Note: Books and supplies for Engineering and Nursing students are estimated at $1,150/year.) You can calculate your exact book cost by visiting the Bookstore.


Students with a valid FAFSA on file at Itasca Community College are eligible to charge book costs to their student account against their anticipated financial aid. Any charges not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student. 

Book charging is allowed one week before each semester starts and ends seven business days after the start of the semester. If students do not charge their book costs during the allowable timeframe, then students must pay out of pocket. Financial Aid staff reserve the right to authorize book charging due to extenuating circumstances or college error, if warranted. Check the financial aid calendar for specific book charging dates.

Housing/Meal Plan

Students who live in Itasca Hall or Wenger Hall are required to carry a meal plan. Costs per semester for the 2016-2017 school year for housing and meals are as follows:

Room Type Quad  Triple Double Single
Semester Cost $1,730 $1,960 $2,070 $2,310
Meal Plan $660  $660  $660  $660
Total $2,390 $2,620 $2,730 $2,970

Additional housing/meal plan option information can be found in Residential Living.

Financial Aid Budget

Below is a reasonable budget for a full-time student (30 credits) for the nine-month 2016-2017 school year based on Minnesota resident tuition/fees of $175.89 per credit.  Budgets are subject to change pending state legislative action.  The following budgets are used in awarding financial aid and determining a student's financial need. 

  With Parents Off-Campus On-Campus
Tuition/Fees 5,276 5,276 5,276
Books/Supplies 840 840 840
Room/Board 3,322 7,416 6,950
Personal Expenses 2,064 2,064 2,064
Transportation 3,136 3,136 1,264
TOTAL $14,638 $18,732 $16,394


** Non-residents should add $1,171 to the budget above

Costs for child care expenses, study abroad, disability-related expense, loan fees, additional tuition costs for credit overloads (above 15 credits each semester), Nursing coursework (PRNU designated courses), on-line courses, as well as one time computer purchase costs may be added to the above cost(s) of attendance with documentation. Contact the Student Services (Financial Aid) Office for more details.