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LSC can help you do that. We’ve been ranked #12 of fifty best value community colleges in the U.S. out of 1,717 community colleges.


Average annual tuition for Minnesota residents**

Average cost per credit


$147.24  tuition (for MN resident**)
$24.97    fees (overall average)

$172.21  average cost per credit

On campus / per credit = $172.21 average (for MN resident**)


$184.05 tuition for all residents
$19.54    fees (overall average)

$203.59  average cost per credit

Online / per credit = $203.59 average



$147.24 / credit – Minnesota residents**

$20.00 / credit – Minnesota senior citizens*

Reciprocity States
Illinois: $218.67 / credit
Indiana: $218.67 / credit
Kansas: $218.67 / credit
Michigan: $218.67 / credit
Missouri: $218.67 / credit
Nebraska: $218.67 / credit
North Dakota: $145.78 / credit
South Dakota Non-Technical Program: $145.78 / credit
South Dakota Technical Program:  $145.78 / credit
Wisconsin: $158.34 / credit

All other U.S. States: $291.56 / credit

International (includes Manitoba): $145.78 / credit

Students must be at least 62 years old at time of enrollment; Must be a Minnesota resident; On a space available basis only; enrollment during the first week of the class.


$184.05 / credit – All students

This is the cost per credit for online courses. The charge is the same regardless of where you live. There is no Tuition Differential charge for online courses.

Fees & other charges

Fees: Fees are per credit, per semester

Tuition differentials  Some programs and courses cost more due to expensive equipment, campus facilities, or other costs. These programs and courses have additional fees called “Tuition Differentials by Program”. The tuition differential is a fee per credit charged in addition to tuition. Online courses in these programs are NOT charged tuition differentials

Personal property fees: Some courses require you to purchase special supplies through the school but then become your personal property.

Service charges: Some courses require you to purchase special services through the school.


Rates are listed for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018. All rates are subject to change without notice. View your student account for charge information.

**Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.