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Office of International Programs

Make Financial Arrangements to Pay for Fees

All students are expected to pay their tuition and fees at the start of each semester. Fall term payments are due at end of August. Spring term payments are due mid-January.

Be sure have to your payment method figured out PRIOR to your arrival so that your payment is not delayed. Failure to make full payment on time could effect your ability to remain in good standing with your immigration status. Please refer to your I-20 or appointment letter for the estimated costs of program participation.

Payment can be made to Minot State University by bank wire, travelers’ checks, international money order, or by credit card. Contact the MSU Business Office for additional information regarding payment deadlines and policies.

International Student Payment Information
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International Student Fee
International and Canadian students require special services before and after they arrive on campus. Many U.S. institutions have created a mandatory international student fee in recognition of the additional administrative and advising responsibilities involved supporting international students. This fee allows the university to develop programming, advising opportunities, and activities to serve and support Canadian and international students at MSU, ensuring that students receive the attention and information they need to successfully and smoothly adjust to life in the U.S. and Minot.

Canadian and other F-1 international students present at Minot State University are charged a mandatory fee of $75 per semester. This fee has been used to implement the following types of programs and/or activities:

  • Refreshments at mandatory arrival meeting
  • U.S. tax preparation software
  • Annual TL-11A (Canadian tax form) preparation
  • Taxi pass program to faciliate local transportation
  • Printing of informational materials (example: arrival checklists, orientation handbooks, healthcare pamphlets)
  • Annual Canadian Thanksgiving celebration
  • Graduation sashes that represent a student's home country's flag
  • International cultural awareness events, such as International Education Week, Canada Day celebration, Curling Tournament, International Cuisine expos.
  • Activities that welcome and introduce students to the local community (example: welcome parties, ice cream socials, ice skating, bowling, etc.)
  • Workshops to discuss specific cultural/immigration issues at relevant times during the year (example: "How to Survive Winter Weather," and "Optional Practical Training" nearing the end of each semester). 

The Office of International Programs staff encourages suggestions of additional programs and services to add to this list. To submit an idea, please email the Director of International Programs.

Page last updated September 20, 2017.