2020-2021 Cost of Attendance
Below you will find the costs for the 2020-2021 academic year,* as well as a breakdown and explanation of fees. If you’re looking for detailed information about paying tuition and fees or answers to common billing questions, check out our tuition and payment resources.
|Tuition Type||North Dakota Residents||Minnesota Residents||Montana, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan Residents||Other States||International Undergraduates|
|Architecture and Landscape Architecture Tuition||$11,450||$12,824||$13,740||$17,147||$20,037|
*Differential Tuition is assessed to students in selected programs to cover the costs of additional resources and facilities associated with those programs. Differential tuition is typically assessed to students accepted into the professional phase of the program. The differential tuition replaces the base tuition.
Student Fees, Room, and Board
|Fee Type||Domestic Undergraduates|
|New Student Fee||$135|
If you're an international undergraduate applicant, please view the Estimate of Expenses.
Student fees cover the costs of selected University programs such as Career Services and Student Health Service, admission to fine arts and athletic events, student publications, Wellness Center membership, library services and ongoing technology needs on campus.
New Student Fee
The Department of Student Success Programs is funded by a $135 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.
Housing and Meal Plan
Several room and board arrangements are available for on-campus housing. The costs presented here reflect the arrangements most commonly selected by new freshmen, which include a double room in a traditional hall and the 7-Day Meal Plan.
• Pavek, Seim, Sevrinson, Thompson, and Niskanen Halls: $4,300
• Cater Hall: $4,575
• 7-Day Meal Plan: $4,778 (unlimited Dining Center access and seven Guest Meals)
• 5-Day Meal Plan: $4,326 (unlimited Dining Center access and three Guest Meals)
Books and Supplies
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 from One Stop.
An agreement between North Dakota and Minnesota makes students eligible for tuition comparable to resident tuition. Students graduating from a Minnesota high school who enroll at NDSU within 12 months of graduating automatically qualify for this rate. Transfer students, home schooled students, and students earning a GED must apply for this rate at www.ohe.state.mn.us.
Children and spouses of North Dakota University System (NDUS) 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 cost 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.