Educational Opportunities

Educational benefits are available to faculty, staff and their spouse/partner and dependents. Please refer to the NDSU Policy Manual regarding tuition waivers.  Forms may be obtained from the NDSU Forms page.

Faculty/Staff Tuition Waivers

Each employee is eligible for a tuition waiver for three classes per calendar year.Electronic Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver Requestmust be submitted and approved prior to the beginning of the class for which the waiver is requested.

Spouse/Partner and Dependent Tuition Waivers

Spouses/partners and dependents of the employee are eligible for a 50 percent waiver on tuition. Electronic Spouse/Partner/Dependent Tuition Waiver Application needs to be submitted to Human Resources and Payroll by the Monday two weeks prior to the start of classes each semester for which the waiver is requested.  To ensure that your waiver gets processed and routed to the appropriate entities, please have all requests submitted as soon as possible.

Related Policies:

NDSU Policy 133 - Educational Policy (Tuition Waivers)
NDSU Policy 133.1 - Tuition Discount - Spouse/Partner and Dependents

Contact Information

For questions please contact the Human Resources and Payroll office at 701-231-6293 or at

Employees of other institutions wishing to submit employee tuition waivers may submit them via email at or via fax at 701-231-9686.

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