NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Online Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Specific tuition and fee information for each class will be posted in the class list on our website. Additional tuition details are listed below.

Undergraduate Tuition
Graduate Tuition
Graduate Certificate Tuition
Great Plains IDEA Tuition

Degree Eligible Student Fees
Tuition Cap information
Tuition Payment
Financial Aid

K-12 Professional Development for Teachers Tuition
Non-Credit Certificates and Classes Tuition

 


 

 

Degree Eligible Student Fees

Breakdown of student fees
Other fees that may apply

Student fees for classes offered through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education are charged at the current NDSU rate up to the first 12 credits for fall and spring semesters or 9 credits for summer semester. 

 

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K-12 Professional Development for Teachers tuition

Prices vary. Please check each individual teacher training class for pricing information.  You will not be registered for a K-12 professional development class until payment is received.

 

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Non-credit Certificates and Classes Tuition

Class and certificate prices vary. Please check each individual certificate or class for pricing information. View a list of non-credits classes and certificates.

 

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Tuition Cap information

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education classes will list the "Tuition Cap Policy Statement" under the "class notes" section of the "class details" in Campus Connection. You may also determine whether or not your class is an NDSU Distance and Continuing Education class by looking at the "location" listed in the "class details".  To view screen shots of this information go to our FAQ titled, How do I know if a class is offered through DCE?

The NDSU tuition cap is set at 12 credits for fall/spring semester and 9 credits for summer semester.  NDSU Distance and Continuing Education classes are charged on a per credit basis. If you are taking more than 12 credits for fall/spring or 9 credits for summer you will be charged for additional credits of DCE classes. If you are not planning on taking more than 12 credits fall/spring semester or 9 credits for summer semester your total tuition will be reflective of the total number of credits you are taking. Please note, in your account statement tuition for DCE classes is posted on a separate line and is not included in the NDSU tuition line.  If you are also taking on-campus classes, add up both lines of tuition to get your total tuition amount owed.

The following statement indicates that the class is not included in the tuition cap and will be charged on a per credit basis regardless of the number of credits you take.

Tuition cap policy statement

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education classes count toward credit totals but are not covered under the NDSU tuition cap and are not eligible for waivers. You will be charged for each Distance and Continuing Education credit over the full-time credit load (12-fall/spring, 9-summer). If you are enrolled in fewer credits than full-time, you will be charged per credit, just like regular courses. Please review your tuition account balances online via Campus Connection to avoid any confusion about amounts owed. North Dakota National Guard members may be eligible for a 25 percent waiver.

 

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Tuition Payment

Tuition statements are not mailed to students, so be sure to review your tuition account balance online via Campus Connection as soon as possible to avoid confusion about amounts owed.  The "DCE Tuition" line on your NDSU account statement will reflect the number of credits you are taking through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. If you are also taking on-campus classes, be sure to add up your total tuition and compare it to the NDSU tuition breakdown.

Your NDSU DCE tuition may be paid through Bison Connection or via Campus Connection. The deadline for paying your NDSU DCE tuition is the same as the NDSU tuition deadline

 

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Financial aid information

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education degree eligible classes count toward your total credits for full-time student status for financial aid. For financial aid recipients, NDSU Distance and Continuing Education tuition and fees are due and payable at the business office upon disbursement.

NDSU Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services can assist you to determine if you are eligible for financial aid and with the process of application for aid. Other links to scholarship information is available in our Student Resources section under Financial Resources.

 

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For specific questions regarding your NDSU Distance and Continuing Education tuition, please contact the NDSU Distance and Continuing Education Office directly at 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015.