College Costs

Tuition and Fees

By registering for classes, you enter into a legally binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any nonrefundable fees. You also acknowledge that failure to make the required payment by the due date may result in additional late and installment fees, inability to register for classes, and withholding of a transcript and/or diploma. Rainy River Community College allows eligible beneficiaries to attend class without penalties while awaiting payments for federal and state educational assistance in compliance with Minnesota Statute 197.775 which exceeds all criteria of Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e).

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.

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees (U.S. Dollars)

Minnesota Resident * Semester Cost (15 credits) Annual Cost (30 credits)
Tuition ($162.35/credit) $2,435.25 $4,870.50
Fees ($19.85/credit) $297.75 $595.50
Books and Supplies (estimated) $400.00 $800.00
Campus Housing, Laundry, Meal Plan ** $2,190.00 $4,380.00
Total (estimated) $5,323.00 $10,646.00
Non-Resident * Semester Cost (15 credits) Annual Cost (30 credits)
Tuition ($202.93/credit) $3,043.95 $6,087.90
Fees ($19.85/credit) $297.75 $595.50
Books and Supplies (estimated) $400.00 $800.00
Campus Housing, Laundry, Meal Plan ** $2,190.00 $4,380.00
Total (estimated) $5,931.70 $11,863.40

Differential Rates *

  • Resident Online Tuition ($187.35/credit) and Fees ($19.85/credit)
  • Non-Resident Online Tuition ($227.93/credit) and Fees ($19.85/credit)
  • Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course Tuition ($185.52/credit) and Fees ($19.85/credit)

Other Rates *

  • Senior Citizen Tuition ($20.00/credit) and Fees ($12.35/credit) - age 62 and over

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

** Housing based on double room. A fee of $50 will be charged each semester for laundry in lieu of on-site coin operated machines. A $400 declining balance meal plan is mandatory for all Rainy Hall residents; the money can be used at the Voyageur Café 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.


Reciprocity Information

Minnesota has ongoing reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The agreements reduce non-resident tuition prices and eliminate non-resident admissions barriers for residents of each state who attend a public institution in the other state.

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 wishing to apply for tuition reciprocity can find out more here.


Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated cost of attendance including tuition, required fees, books/supplies, room and board, and other related expenses minus estimated grant and scholarship aid to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Drop for Non-Payment

To stay enrolled in your registered classes, you will need to complete one of the following by midnight of the 5th day of classes:

  • Pay your tuition and fees in full; or
  • Pay 15% of tuition and fees due for the term or make a $300 down payment towards tuition and fees, whichever is less; or
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allowing 7 business days for RRCC to receive the necessary Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). RRCC's FAFSA Code is 006775; or
  • Enroll in an approved payment plan called Nelnet/FACTS
  • Receive an approved waiver, 3rd party authorization (TAA, Veteran, DRS), or scholarship. Supporting documentation must be on file with the Rainy River Community College Business Office. The on-campus Veterans Certifying Official can be reached at 218.285.2242

The 2019-20 registration cancellation for non-payment dates are:

  • Fall 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019 at midnight
  • Spring 2020 – Friday, January 17, 2020 at midnight

Students who do not plan to attend classes must drop classes online or you will be held responsible for any balance due.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Procedure 5.12.3

Business Office

Your student account is a record of all charges and payments made to your account. Your account includes financial aid payments, including scholarships, grants, loan disbursements, student service fees, technology fees and, if you are living on-campus, your housing room and board.

To check your student account, go to the e-Services section of this website.

To allow someone else to view your student record information, please complete the Authorization to Release Student Information request and submit it to the Registration and Records Office.


Visit Business Office for more information about paying your bill and common FAQ's.


Business Office Contact Information

  • Business Office
  • 218-285-7722

Financial Aid Contact Information

  • Financial Aid Office
  • 218-285-7722