Tuition and Fees

How much will RCTC cost?

2023 Fall and 2024 Spring

The costs shown are estimates starting 2023 Fall Semester. Exact costs are calculated after a student is registered.

Cost Per Credit (Tuition + Fees)

3 cr.

6 cr.

9 cr.

12 cr.**

15 cr.**

18 cr.**

Minnesota (In-State)

$212.71 $638.13 $1,266.26 $1,914.39 $2,552.52 $3,190.65 $3,828.78


$212.71 $638.13 $1,266.26 $1,914.39 $2,552.52 $3,190.65 $3,828.78

** 12-18 credits and above are necessary to be considered a “full-time” student. Full-time status may be required to qualify for some scholarships.


Your tuition rate is established primarily on your state of residency as well as the mode of course delivery (general, online, or independent study). See the complete list of tuition rates. Courses in the Advanced Technology Programs have a slightly higher tuition rate, as do courses taken as an independent study.  In addition to a tuition charge for each credit, there are related fees.


All students are charged the following fees for the 2023 Fall Semester.

  • $12.00/credit technology fee
  • $0.35/credit Student Government fee (MSCSA)
  • $2.00/credit health service fee
  • $4.75/credit parking access fee up to a maximum per semester of $71.25
  • $8.12/credit Student Life/Activity fee to a maximum per semester of $114.75

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance (9-month school year)

Tuition and Fees 6,368.00
Books, Supplies and Materials 1,600.00
Housing and Food 8,200.00
Personal Expenses 5,500.00
Transportation 2,900.00
Estimated Cost of Attendance $24,568.00

Reduced Tuition Programs

Learn about special programs that can reduce your tuition. Students qualifying for one of the following programs may also refer to the complete list of tuition rates: