Benefits


North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

  • Educational Opportunities

    Educational benefits are available to faculty, staff and their spouse/partner and dependents.

  • Employee Assistance Program

    NDSU pays the premium to provide counseling services to employees and their dependents.

  • Employee Discounts

    A number of local and national vendors offer discounts to NDSU employees. Human Resources and Payroll sells discounted movie tickets year-round and seasonally sells discounted Red River Valley Fair and Valleyfair tickets.

  • Employee Insurance

    NDSU offers fully funded health insurance for both individual and family plans along with the option to purchase dental, vision and supplemental life insurance plans. Additionally, employees are provided with long-term disability insurance.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

    By contributing pre-tax earnings, eligible employees can save money on medical and dependent care costs.

  • Leave Information

    There are a number of leave options available to employees based on individual circumstances.

  • Retirement

    NDSU employees participate in either the TIAA defined contribution plan or the NDPERS defined benefit plan based on the type of position they have. Each plan includes both employer and employee contributions. Additionally, employees may elect to participate in supplemental retirement plans and can contribute via payroll deduction.

NDSU employees may use compensated work time to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which expired on December 31, 2020, was not extended as a part of the recent stimulus bill.

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