Following are descriptions of the student fees that MSUM collects. The choices any student makes to use or access any service, participate or view any activity, or make use of any activity funded facility or equipment, will not be a reason to grant an appeal or waiver of any fee. If you have an opinion you care to share or would like to get involved in the student fee process, please contact the Student Senate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.477.2150.
Financial support for MSUM varsity athletics including:
This $30 non-refundable fee is collected when a student commits to participating in the commencement ceremony for graduation. The fee is used to pay for expenses related to the commencement ceremony such as programs, staging, emergency services, interpreter services, diploma covers, etc.
The Health Services Fee supports Counseling Services and the following services:
This fee is only paid by international students and supports:
The Intramural & Club Sports fee supports:
The MAT Bus fee supports free student ridership on the Metro Area Transit (MAT) bus fixed route system. MATBUS is the public transportation system serving the communities of Moorhead & Dilworth, MN and Fargo & West Fargo, ND. MATBUS operates Monday through Saturday, offering many routes to provide students with affordable, quality transportation. Students need to show their Dragon ID card when boarding. All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible.
The Orientation Fee is a onetime fee that is charged to students enrolling at MSUM for the first time. This fee supports transitional programming and services for new students and families designed to provide the foundational tools for academic and social success at MSUM. Programs and services include:
This fee is only paid by first-year, transfer, or continuing students who have agreed to participate in a learning community. Residential learning communities are offered to students who seek additional support to jump-start their academic success and to assist with transition to college life. Participating students will take between two and five fall semester courses together as well as live together on the same residence hall floor. Most learning community students will also take common courses during the spring semester. Participating in a learning community provides students with an opportunity to develop relationships with other students interested in the same academic program, to further explore their common interests, and to engage with faculty. An upper-class student known as the Dragon Mentor lives on the floor with the learning community and connects students to resources and plans events that foster community among the participating students. The fee covers:
The Student Activity Fee, administered by the Student Activity Budget Committee (SABC), supports recognized student organizations, campus-wide programs and activities, and other extracurricular related activities for students enrolled at MSUM. Each year, recognized student organizations can apply for and receive a budget from the Student Activity Fee to assist with basic operations of the organization, planning of campus-wide events and travel to local, regional or national conferences. Additionally, students and recognized student organizations are able to apply throughout the academic year for funds to assist with new programs, campus activities or travel to conferences to promote student research, academics and leadership development.
For a list of recognized student organizations visit Dragon Central. The following are some examples of campus-wide programs and activities that the Student Activity Fee supports:
A portion of the event fee ($.10) funds large scale, educational events, not normally within the budget of a single department or student organization. These funds are administered by the Dragon Entertainment Group in consultation with students, staff and faculty.
The remaining event fee ($1.38) allows students to participate in several visual and performing arts events on campus for free or at a discounted price.
The Student Life fee supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive Student Life experience at MSUM such as leadership development programming, civic engagement experiences, social and educational programming, as well as experiential learning opportunities. This fee also supports student-led efforts to enhance MSUM's sustainability efforts. The fee currently covers funding for a professional staff position to support these efforts.
The Student Union facility fee together with self-generated revenue (i.e. retail food service operations, university office space rental, commercial rental space and facility rental fees) provides the funding to support the overall student union operation.
Expenses covered include:
Programs and services currently offered include:
The student technology fee currently funds special project grants to support implementation of emerging technology initiatives to enhance the student experience.
The fee provides students access to the Wellness Center facility and supports the Wellness Center daily operations, debt service, building utilities and maintenance, programing, and services.