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2018-2019 Costs - Projected*


North Dakota ResidentsMinnesota ResidentsMontana, South Dakota, Manitoba and Saskatchewan ResidentsOther StatesInternational Undergraduate
 Base Tuition**$7,902$8,850$9,483$11,852$13,828
 Engineering Tuition 1$8,695$9,739$10,435$13,042$15,216
 Architecture & Landscape  Architecture Tuition 2$10,513$11,775$12,616$15,768$18,397
 Nursing Tuition 2$9,150$10,249$10,981$13,724$16,013
 Business Tuition 3$8,277$9,271$9,933$12,415$14,485
 Pharmacy Tuition 3$15,744$17,155$18,892$23,614$27,551

1 Begins Freshman Year
2 Begins Sophomore Year
3 Begins Junior Year

* Final cost figures are set and approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education in summer 2018. Numbers presented here are subject to change. 
** Differential Tuition is assessed to students in selected professional programs to cover the costs of additional resources and facilities associated with those programs. Differential tuition, which replaces the base tuition figure, is assessed to students once they are accepted into the professional phase of the program. 

Student Fees, Room + Board

Domestic UndergraduateInternational Undergraduate
 New Student Fee$120$195
 Student Fees$1,345$1,345
 Meal Plan$4,617$4,617
 Health Insurance-$1,748
 Books $800$800

Costs Explained

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 programs. An additional $75 fee is charged to new International Students to support orientation and arrival services provided by the Office of International and Study Abroad Services.

Student fees cover the cost of selected university programs and activities, admission to fine arts and athletic events, student publications, technology and health and wellness services.

Several room and board arrangements are available for on-campus housing. The costs presented here reflect the arrangements most commonly selected by new freshmen - a double room and the 7-Day meal plan. Rates and plans vary--see Dining Services and Residence Life for more information. 

All International Students are required to purchase the mandatory state health insurance policy. This fee is charged at the beginning of each academic year and coverage is for one calendar year.

Students should plan on spending approximately $800 per year for books and supplies and approximately $3,400 per year for personal expenses and transportation.

Program fees are assessed in addition to tuition and support program needs for a limited number of programs. For specific fees, see One Stop.

More information on costs, additional fees and payment plans is available online and from One Stop.

Minnesota Reciprocity

An agreement between North Dakota and Minnesota makes students eligible for tuition comparable to resident tuition. Students who graduate from a Minnesota high school and enroll at NDSU within 12 months automatically qualify for reciprocity. No paperwork is necessary. If you plan to attend NDSU more than 12 months following high school graduation, complete the application online.

Transfer students must apply for reciprocity beginning in April for the following year. Home schooled students and students who earned a GED also must apply for reciprocity.

More information on reciprocity is available from the Office of Registration & Records.

Alumni Dependents

Children and spouses of North Dakota college and university graduates may be eligible for reduced tuition at NDSU. New undergraduate students, who are not North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana or South Dakota residents, are eligible for a tuition rate equal to the Montana/South Dakota resident rate. 

Employee Family Discount

Spouses and dependents of NDSU employees may be eligible for a tuition discount equal to one-half of the tuition for NDSU classes. Please contact the Office of Human Resources to complete the paperwork at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:24:52 PM
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