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Charging to Your Student Bill


Charging to your student bill, or financial aid charging, allows you to make purchases in-person or online through Minneapolis College Store (T.1800) and add the cost of your purchase to your tuition and fees account.


There are several ways to qualify to charge purchases to your student bill:

  • If your financial aid grants and accepted loans cover your tuition and fees in excess
  • If you have third party billing or scholarships
  • If you are a veteran and registered with the Veteran's Certifying Official in the Student Services Center (T.2200)
  • You may add the purchase of your textbooks to your Nelnet payment plan in eServices


Financial aid charging allows students to charge items purchased through the College Store to their student bill, up to a maximum amount of $700 (depending on the amount available after tuition and fees). Charges made against financial aid will be deducted prior to disbursement, and any charges not covered by a student's financial aid will be the student's responsibility to pay.

Financial aid charging is available on specific dates prior to each semester. For this year's financial aid charging, please see the College Store's important dates.

If you have questions regarding your financial aid please contact the Financial Aid Office at 612-659-6240 or visit Student Services in T.2200.

Financial aid charging in the College Store
To charge to your student bill in the College Store, you must present your Minneapolis College Campus Card (student ID) at the time of purchase. If you do not have a Campus Card you can get one made at the store. You will also need to provide your TechID at the time of purchase.

Financial aid charging @ (online orders)
To charge to your student bill through the College Store's website, select financial aid ("FA") as your payment type and enter your Tech ID in the account number field during check-out.

Guidelines for financial aid charging
The following is a list of items you may charge to your student bill at the College Store (restrictions apply for scholarships and third-party funding):

    • Textbooks/course materials and study aids
    • Kits, uniforms, supplies, equipment and tools related to the classes you are currently enrolled in (i.e. painting kits, chemistry goggles, scrubs, etc.)
    • General school supplies
    • Backpacks
    • Metro Transit College Pass (limit one per student/semester)
    • Replacement Campus Card ($20)
    • Lanyard and ID holder
    • Water bottles & thermoses
    • Minneapolis College clothing and accessories
    • Calculators, headphones, and other electronics

The following items are NOT available for purchase with financial aid:
    • Food, snacks, and beverages
    • Health & beauty products
    • Go-to Passes other than the College Pass
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