Tuition & Fee Information
- Self-Funded Credits: DCE , Summer Self-Support, & Cooperative Education
- Student Fees
- Program Fees: listing of programs that have additional fees
- Course/Class Fees: listing of courses that have additional fees
- Other Student Account Charges
Determining Tuition Costs:
In order to determine your tuition costs you will need to consider five factors.
1) What types of credits are you taking? Distance and Continuing Education, Summer Self-Support and Cooperative Education credits are all self-funded credits. These credits are always charged at the ND Resident Per Credit Rate and are never included in the Base Rate Tuition. As a result taking these types of credits in addition to regular NDSU credits can increase your tuition costs.
2) How many regular NDSU credits are you taking? This will determine if you will be charged the Per Credit Rate or the Base Rate.
- If a student is taking 11 or less credits per semester they are are assessed tuition at a per-credit rate
- If a student is taking 12 or more credits they are assessed tuition at base rate on a standard full-time load of 15 credits. Self-funded credits are not included in the base rate.
3) Are you taking undergraduate or graduate credits. Undergraduate credits and graduate credits are assessed at different rates.
4) What is your residency status? Primarily your state of residence will determine your residency status however there are some other factors that are considered. Please vist with the Office of Registration and Records for more information about residencey.
5) Does your academic program have a Differential Tuition Rate? Each of the following four academic programs are assessed a differential tuition rate:
- Engineering - assessed for all students enrolling in a pre-Engineering and Engineering program: Agriculture & Bio Systems, Computer, Construction Engineering/Management, Civil, Electrical Environmental, Industrial, Mechancial and Manufacturing.
- Architecture and Landscape Architecture
These tuition rates incorporate the program fees that were formerly assessed for participation in each of these academic programs.
Distance and Continuing Education, Self-Support, COOP Education
Distance and Continuing Education, Summer Self-Support, and Cooperative Education credits are self-funded and are NOT covered by the base rate tuition. Tuition for these credits is always assessed on a per credit basis.
In order to determine whether or not your class is self-funded you should look at the location code under the class details.
Regular NDSU Credits
Distance & Continuing Education Credits¹
Summer Self-Support Credits²
Cooperative Education Credits³
Varies Depending on Residency and Career
North Dakota Resident
North Dakota Resident
North Dakota Resident
Covered by Base Rate
Covered by Tuition Waiver
- Distance and Continuing Education Credits
Courses offered through the Distance and Continuing Education (DCE/DE/CE) department are billed at the North Dakota Resident Rate. These courses are not covered under the tuition cap and are not eligible for NDSU tuition waivers.
- Summer Self-Support Credits (offered only during summer terms)
Courses labeled as Self-Support are not supported through state appropriated dollars and are only offered during summer semesters. These courses are billed at the North Dakota Resident Rate, but are not covered under the tuition cap and are not eligible for NDSU tuition waivers.
- Cooperative Education Credits
Courses with a location code of “Cooperative Education” are not covered by the tuition cap and are not eligible to be paid by NDSU tuition waivers. Registration for Cooperative Education credits must be completed through the NDSU Career Center.
Student fees are assessed to provide student services. These fees are reviewed and approved by the NDSU Student Senate. All students are required to pay Student Fees regardless of the personal benefit gained from the corresponding service.
Fall 2012/Spring 2013
ND Student Association
Total per credit
Base Rate Total
Other Student Account Charges
The application fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and must accompany the student's admission application. See Admission for more information.
The course audit (not for credit) fee is 50% of the North Dakota tuition rate. Student fees are not assessed to audited courses.
Course or Class Fees
Individual courses or course sections may have additional fees. The fee amount will be listed under Class Notes in the Class Sections Detail on Campus Connection.
The course challenge fee is 50% of the North Dakota tuition rate. The fee is paid after approval of the petition to challenge, but before the special examination is administered.
See Department of Residence Life for more information.
OTHER CHARGES may apply based on the specific residence hall or apartment. Please contact the Department of Residence Life with questions:
- Phone: 701-231-7557
- Toll Free Phone: 1-800-572-8840
- Fax: 701-231-7599
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactive Video Networking (IVN) Fee
The Interactive Video Networking (IVN) Fee is assessed to classes taken at non-Fargo locations.
Late Payment Fee
A 1.75% late fee will be assessed each month to all charges that are more than 30 days past due.
New Student Fee
The Department of Orientation and Student Success is funded by a $120.00 non-refundable fee charged to all new undergraduate and professional degree seeking students in their first semester at NDSU. The new student fee provides operations and personnel costs aimed at promoting student success and retention, including but not limited to, orientation and welcome week programs, tutoring services, and family weekend programs.
Meal Plan Charges
Meal plans are available to all NDSU students. Charges are based on the type of the meal plan you select.
- For information on meal plans and associated costs go to the Dining Services web site
Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
A $30.00 fee is charged to students enrolling in a Monthly Payment Plan.
NDSU students are able to utilize on-campus parking by purchasing an NDSU parking permit.
Individual academic programs may have additional fees.
- View the current list of Program Fees.
All students are required to have an NDSU photo ID card. The purchase price of a new Bison Card is $20.00.
NDSU serves as a national testing center. Fees vary for different placement and proficiency testing programs. For specific fee information contact the Counseling Center and Disability Services at 231-7671.
Student Health Service Fees
Payment of student fees entitles a student to the basic services of Student Health Services at the Wellness Center. Additional fees are charged for laboratory services, medications and clinical/medical treatments.