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Mandatory Student Fees

All Mandatory Student Fees are reviewed and approved by the NDSU Student Government. The fees are assessed to provide funding for a variety of student services, including both those utilized in-person while on-campus and those accessed remotely.  Students are required to pay all Mandatory Student Fees regardless of their personal utilization of the service provided.


Fall 2020, Spring & Summer 2021

NDSU Student FeesPart Time
(per credit)
Full Time
(12+ credits)
Activity Fee$14.61$175.32
Union Bond$3.85$46.20
Career Services$1.83$22.00
Student Health Fee$6.29$75.48
Wellness Center Fee$12.56$150.68
Library Fee$4.65$55.80
NDSU Technology Fee$10.12$121.44
NDUS NDSA Fee$0.04$0.48
NDUS ConnectND Fee$5.50$66.00
Total Fall/Spring Fees
Total Summer Fees
(reduced activity fee)

Student fees are assessed at a per-credit rate for part-time students (enrolled in less than 12 credits) and capped at $713.40 for full-time students ($650.28 in the Summer).

Fall 2021, Spring & Summer 2022

NDSU Student Fees Part Time
(per credit)
Full Time
(12+ credits)
Activity Fee $14.89 $178.68
Union Bond $3.85 $46.20
Career Services $1.87 $22.44
Student Health Fee $6.41 $76.92
Wellness Center Fee $12.80 $153.60
Library Fee $4.74 $56.88
NDSU Technology Fee $10.32 $123.84
NDUS NDSA Fee $0.04 $0.48
NDUS ConnectND Fee $5.50 $66.00
Total Fall/Spring Fees $60.42 $1449.60*
Total Summer Fees
(reduced activity fee)
$55.06 $660.72

*Combined Fall and Spring Student Fees Cap

Student fees are assessed at a per-credit rate for part-time students (enrolled in less than 12 credits) and capped at $1449.60 for full-time students ($660.72 in the Summer).

Explanation of Student Fees

Activity Fee – Provides opportunities for student involvement and engagement by funding events, people, physical buildings and services.  A few examples include student organizations, campus recreation and intramurals, athletics, Bison Information Network, Student Government, The Spectrum, and Campus Attractions.

Career Services Fee – Funds the staffing and operational expenses of the NDSU Career Center which in turn helps prepare students for employment via academic advising, career coaching, classroom teaching, career events, etc.

Library Fee – Provides funding for the purpose of maintaining up-to-date academic resources in multiple formats within NDSU Libraries.  Resources are available in both electronic format (e.g. online journals and databases) and in person (e.g. group study rooms, prototype labs).

NDSU Technology Fee – Supports the maintenance and improvement of NDSU’s technology infrastructure, enhancing the ability of all students to remotely access campus resources. 

NDUS NDSA Fee – Helps fund the North Dakota Student Association, which was established to ensure that students have a voice within the North Dakota University System (NDUS).  Their mission is to:  “Empower students, create collaboration between the student bodies on each campus, give a student perspective on higher education policy, and better the NDUS.”

NDUS ConnectND Fee – Approved by the Chancellor, this fee supports a multitude of NDUS software applications (e.g. Campus Connection, Blackboard), which are managed by the Core Technology Services division.

Student Health Fee – Helps pay for the daily operations of the Student Health Services department which provides both in-person office visits as well as telehealth appointments.  Also funds outreach programs and services designed to promote overall student health and well-being such as immunization compliance, student care kits, drug/alcohol education, and the President’s Council for Campus Well-being.

Union Bond Fee – Supports updates to the hub of student activity on campus, the NDSU Memorial Union.

Wellness Center Fee –  Funds the day-to-day operation of the NDSU Wellness Center facility as well as current (and future) initiatives to promote student well-being.  This fee was established under the guidance and approval of the student body, reflecting their financial commitment to both the physical facility and the mission of the department.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-6200 / Fax: (701) 231-8297
Campus address: Memorial Union 176
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2836 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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