College Costs

The cost of attending Rainy River Community College will vary according to the student's actual credit load, book and supply needs, housing needs, etc. Expenses such as additional meals, laundry, personal supplies and travel are not included in this cost estimate.

Minnesota Resident Tuition and Fees (U.S.)
Semester Cost |
(15 credits)

| Annual Cost
(30 credits)
Tuition and Fees* ($177.47 U.S. per credit)$2,662.05$5,324.10
Books and Supplies (estimated)$400.00$800.00
Campus Housing and Meal Plan** (based on double room)
$2,140.00$4,280.00
TOTAL (estimated)$5,202.05$10,404.10

*General fees are subject to change by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.


** Meal Plan: A $400 meal plan is mandatory for all residents. This is a declining balance meal plan - the money can be used as the resident sees fit until it is fully utilized. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday-Friday; meals are not served on evenings or weekends. Additional meal plans are available.


Note: Ontario residents pay Minnesota Resident Tuition Rates.


Non Resident Tuition and Fees* $ 216.87 U.S. per credit
Resident Online Course Tuition and Fees*$ 202.47 U.S. per credit
Non Resident Online Course Tuition and Fees*$ 241.87 U.S. per credit
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Courses Tuition and Fees*
$ 200.64 U.S. per credit
Senior Citizen Tuition and Fees (age 62 and over)
$ 39.85 U.S. per credit

Minnesota has agreements with neighboring states to provide lower tuition for Minnesota residents to attend public colleges and universities in those states. This is called reciprocity. Typically, non-resident admission fees and tuition are reduced (or eliminated) if you're a reciprocity student.

Minnesota has reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. It also has an agreement with the Canadian province of Manitoba, and a limited agreement with Iowa Lakes Community College in northwestern Iowa.

The programs with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota cover virtually all students, including full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate, and professional (some professional programs are excluded).

Students enrolled in programs that charge the same tuition rate to all students regardless of state of residence are not covered under any of the reciprocity agreements. Students taking distance education from a college in a neighboring reciprocity state while remaining in their home state are not covered under the reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin.


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