Tuition/Deferment Policy

Students are responsible for paying their full tuition and fees by the established payment deadline unless they are eligible to receive a deferment through the Payments & Billing Office or have signed up for the Nelnet payment plan with the Payments & Billing Office.

The  Payments & Billing Office will defer a student's tuition and fees if Normandale has received the results of the FAFSA from the Central Processing System or the Minnesota Dream Act Application by the published deadline.  NOTE: It is not enough to submit the FAFSA or Dream Act application by the tuition payment deadline. Please allow up to one week for the results to be sent to Normandale.

Important: Students whose FAFSA results are not received by the college by the published payment deadline must make other arrangements for payment of tuition, fees and books.  Options include cash, credit card or the Nelnet payment plan.  Students' expenses may be reimbursed with the receipt of financial aid later in the term.

Tuition and fees for students who have a consortium agreement and are receiving aid at another college will NOT be deferred; these students will need to make payment by the established deadline.

Students not meeting this deferment policy must pay their full tuition and fees by the established payment deadline or their courses may be dropped.  However, students who decide not to attend must not rely on the college to drop their classes for them.  Students must drop their courses to avoid payment obligations.