Tuition and Payments
NDSU Customer Account Services facilitates the processes used for assessing and collecting tuition, fees and other costs of attendance. Please contact C.A.S. regarding any of the topics listed below.
1098-T Student Tax Forms
Directions on how to access your 1098-T tax form, Granting consent to not receive a paper 1098-T, Requesting a duplicate 1098-T, and more.
** Please note, that as mandated by the Internal Revenue Service, North Dakota State University has changed the reporting method on 1098-T forms to report amounts paid (Box 1) for qualified tuition and related expenses in the calendar year, rather than amounts billed (Box 2). Please consult your tax professional if you have questions about this change. Customer Account Services is unable to provide tax advice to students and families.
NDSU departments may place a "hold" on a student account for a variety of reasons as a means of prompting student to take action and complete a required task.
Currently enrolled students are NOT mailed paper invoices and/or statements. Instead, a monthly reminder email is sent to the student indicating that an electronic billing statement has been generated and is available for review. Account information is accessible any time via Campus Connection in the Finances section of the Student Center tab. Students hold the sole responsibility for reviewing their account for accuracy and making timely payments. For more detailed information regarding the financial responsibilities of the student, please review the Financial Obligation Agreement.
Billing Notifications via Text Message
Student account billing statements are generated between the 16th and 20th of each month and students are notified via NDSU email that the statement is available for viewing. Students may elect to also receive a monthly text message reminder, in addition to the email. Instructions regarding how to set up text notifications may be found below.
- Log in to Campus Connection
- In the Student Center tab, click on Pay Online Now in the Finances section, which will then redirect you to TouchNet bill payment system.
- Under My Profile Setup, click on Notifications.
- Update My Profile with you mobile phone number and carrier, mark "Yes" to receive text messages, and then Save Changes.
Cancellation for Non-Attendance or Non-Payment
Cancellation for Non-Attendance
Cancellation for non-attendance may occur when the University is unable to verify that a student is actively attending classes. Cancellation takes place on approximately the 20th day of the semester and results in only a partial refund of tuition and fees. Please note that there is no guarantee that a student will be cancelled for non-attendance and that students are expected to adhere to proper drop and withdrawal procedures.
Cancellation for Non-Payment
NDSU reserves the right to cancel a student’s registration for a current or future term for non-payment of charges and fees. Students should not assume their registration will automatically be cancelled for non-payment. NDSU will alert the student via email prior to processing a cancellation for non-payment.
Unpaid student accounts will be referred to a collection agency. Information for students looking to return to NDSU or receive their transcript while owing a balance can be found in the link below.
Contact Information and Staff Directory
Staff responsibilities and contact information can be found in the link below.
Dropping and Withdrawing
Students may elect to drop a single class or withdraw from the University in full. When dropping, the student remains enrolled in classes; withdrawing means that the student is enrolled in zero credits. Dropping a class results in a 100% refund of tuition/fees or 0%, depending on the timing of the drop. Classes may be dropped online via Campus Connection. Withdrawing to zero credits results in a 100%, 75%, 50% or 0% refund of tuition/fees, again depending on the timing of the notification to NDSU. Withdrawing requires the submission of a paper form and cannot be completed online. More detailed information may be found in the link below.
Family Member Guide
Helping Your Student Manage Their Financial Responsibility
Parents and family members play a key role in the success of the student. While in college, young adults will be exposed to financial learning experiences ranging from personal budgeting to choosing a loan. As these learning opportunities arise, guidance from their families is critical. Therefore, it is important that family members have a solid understanding of the corresponding processes so that they may give sound advice to the student and ultimately help them reach their goal of becoming financially self-sufficient.
For more information, please visit the link below.
Federal Perkins and Federal Nursing Loan
Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA)
The North Dakota University System (NDUS) Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA) is a document used to verify that a student has acknowledged their financial responsibility to the University when they register for courses. More information can be found using the link below.
International Sponsors and Billing
Some International students (e.g. F and J visa status) may have a sponsor organization in their home country or elsewhere that has agreed to pay all or part of their expenses at NDSU. In these instances, NDSU will bill the sponsor on behalf of the student and can send an invoice to the sponsor. However, to do so, NDSU must receive written authorization in advance of the start of the semester and, to maintain this arrangement, the sponsor must make payment in a timely manner.
Late Payment Fees
North Dakota State University assesses a 1.75% Late Payment Fee each month on all charges that are more than 30 days past due. More information can be found using the link below.
NEW Tuition Model - Effective Fall 2018
NDSU is implementing a new tuition model Fall 2018, in accordance with principles established by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). The SBHE established tuition model principles with the overarching goal of increased simplicity and transparency.
Implementation of this new tuition model will be revenue neutral to NDSU.
Payment information regarding acceptable payment methods, international payments, miscellaneous payments, non-sufficient funds payments, and online payments can be found using the link below.
Short Term Loans
Tuition & Fees - Rates, Appeals, Waivers
- Undergraduate Tuition - Fall 2018, Spring & Summer 2019
- Graduate Tuition - Fall 2018, Spring & Summer 2019
- NEW Tuition Model - Effective Fall 2018
- Current and Prior Semester Tuition/Fee Charts
- Remedial Math 98 Tuition
- Determining Tuition Charges per Term
- Credits Not Capped
- Tuition Waivers