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Determining Tuition Charges per Term

In order to determine your tuition costs you will need to consider five factors.

  1. What types of credits are you taking?

    Distance and Continuing Education and Cooperative Education (DCE) credits are charged at the ND Resident Per Credit Rate and are never included in the regular capped tuition rates. As a result taking these types of credits in addition to regular NDSU credits can increase your tuition costs.

  2. How many regular NDSU credits are you taking?

    • If a student is taking 11 or less credits per semester they are are assessed tuition at a part-time rate
    • If a student is taking 12 or more credits they are assessed tuition at the full-time, capped rate. DCE and Cooperative Education credits are not included in the capped rate.

  3. Are you taking undergraduate or graduate credits?

    Undergraduate credits and graduate credits are assessed at different rates.

  4. What is your residency status?

    Primarily your state of residence will determine your residency status however there are some other factors that are considered. Please visit with the Office of Registration and Records for more information about residency.

  5. Does your academic program have a Differential Tuition Rate?

    Each of the following academic programs are assessed a Differential Tuition Rate:

    • Engineering - assessed for all students enrolling in a pre-Engineering and Engineering program: Agriculture & Bio Systems, Computer, Construction Engineering/Management, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, and Manufacturing.
    • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • College of Business Majors and Minors
    • Public Health - Master or Certificate

    These tuition rates incorporate the program fees that were formerly assessed for participation in each of these academic programs.


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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2836 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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