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Tuition Model Implementation Fall 2018


NDSU has implemented 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 is revenue neutral to NDSU.

Tuition Model Components

  • Undergraduate and professional tuition is billed per credit with a cap at 13 credits. The change in the tuition rate cap from 12 to 13 credits provides additional incentive for taking an extra class to be full-time for tuition purposes. This tuition rate structure promotes a lower time-to-degree completion.

    • The 13-credit cap is utilized for fall, spring and summer terms.
    • The graduate rate is equal to 110% of the undergraduate rate. Architect tuition caps at 13 credits. All other graduate tuition is billed per-credit with no tuition cap.

  • All remaining program fees are eliminated.
  • Most course fees have been eliminated, with the exception of courses that have high costs or individual instructor time. Courses that will continue to have additional fees include Equine, Field Trips/Study trips within the U.S., Study Abroad charges, Music lessons, Aviation, and Student Teaching or Practicum experience.
  • The course fee for Business graduate courses has been eliminated and differential tuition is established for MBA graduate students. Note: This component is not revenue neutral to NDSU because an increased differential rate was approved to accompany an overhauled MBA program.
  • Tuition for online classes is integrated and billed as part of the 13-credit capped tuition within residency categories. This does not include tuition through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).
  • Math 98 tuition and Intensive English Language tuition is integrated and billed as part of the 13-credit capped tuition within residency categories.
  • Waivers awarded in the U.S. Non-Resident and International Student categories decreased because of reduced tuition rates.

Residency Rates

 

Current Ratio

New Ratio

Average # of FT Undergrad Students

ND

1.00

1.00

4,588

MN - Undergraduate*

1.12

1.12

5,056

MN - Graduate*

1.27

1.27

 

Contiguous** & Alumni Dependent**

1.50

1.20

143

WICHE/MHEC

1.5

1.5

428

US Non-Residents

2.67

1.5

75

International Students

2.67

1.75

221

Online -New-

 

Billed within Residency Rates

 

* Subject to the MN Reciprocity Agreement

 

 

 

** Contiguous States & Provinces: Montana, South Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

 

 

 

**Applies only to undergraduate and professional students.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Tuition Rate Affect

 

ND

MN

Current Full Time Disclosed Tuition Rate - Fall 2017

3,600.50

4,032.50

Average additional program & course fees paid

38.00

38.00

Average additional online tuition paid by full time students

186.00

186.00

Total average tuition and fees paid

3,824.50

4,256.50

 

 

 

New Recalculated Integrated Undergraduate Tuition Rate - Fall 2017

3,799.00

4,255.00

Change in tuition rate after integration of fees and online tuition

(25.50)

(1.50)

 

 

 

New Recalculated Integrated Undergraduate Tuition Rate - Fall 2017

3,799

4,255

4% tuition rate increase on current rate

144

161

Anticipated Fall 2018 tuition rate

3,943

4,416

FAQ


Question: 
 Will I pay more under this new tuition model?

  • Answer:  Because this tuition model is revenue neutral, NDSU will not collect additional revenue from students. However, this new model will have varying affects to individual students such as:

    • Students who previously paid extra costs for online tuition, program fees and course fees will likely pay less in total costs under the new model.
    • Students who typically only enrolled in classes that did not have extra fees (e.g. face-to-face classes) will likely pay more under the new model.
    • Part-time students from a state other than North Dakota, who were only enrolled in online courses will pay more as their tuition will now be billed based on their residency. However, the effect will vary for full-time students, because the tuition will now cap at 13 credits.

Question:  Why is the tuition cap changing from 12 credits to 13 credits?

  • Answer:  A 13-credit tuition cap is being adopted to promote lower time-to-degree completion.  The additional credit to be full-time for tuition purposes will provide incentive for students to take an extra class.   


Question
:  Why is the tuition cap of 13 credits set higher than the academic full time status of 12 credits?

  • Answer:  The minimum credit load to be full-time for academic purposes is 12 credits.  However, in order to graduate on a timely basis, the recommended credit load for undergraduate students is 15-18 credits per semester.  For example, students, who take four 3-credit classes, for a total of 12 credits, may be incentivized under this new 13-credit tuition cap to take an extra class.  (https://bulletin.ndsu.edu/academic-policies/student-credit-load/) NDSU scholarship and financial aid eligibility follows the academic full-time credit load requirement of 12 credits and remains unchanged with the new tuition model.


Question
:  Will I pay extra for an online class?


Question
:  Will there be any classes billed separately and not included within the tuition cap or billed at residency rates?

  • Answer:  Yes, the following classes will not be integrated into the tuition cap:

    • Internship credits offered through the Career Center will continue being billed separately from the capped tuition and will be billed at a rate equal to the ND Resident rate. 
    • Graduate credits offered through the School of Education at participating K-12 schools will continue being billed separately from the capped tuition and will be billed at a rate equal to the ND Resident rate.     
    • Classes taken through the Great Plains IDEA consortium (https://www.ndsu.edu/dce/degrees/great_plains_idea_program_tuition_fees) will continue to be billed at a unique tuition rate not subject to a tuition cap.


Question
:  Will I be billed extra based on my program of study?

  • Answer:  NDSU will continue to assess higher differential tuition for Architecture, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.  With the implementation of this tuition model, the course fee for Business graduate courses will be eliminated and differential tuition will be established for MBA and Graduate Business Certificates.  All other program fees previously assessed on programs of study will be eliminated.


Question
:  Will I be billed extra for any classes?

  • Answer:  Most class fees will be eliminated.  The only types of classes, for which an extra fee will be assessed, include those with high cost and/or high individual instructor time.  The courses that will have additional fees include Equine, Field Trips/Study trips within the U.S., Study Abroad, Music lessons, Aviation, and Student Teaching or Practicum experience.


Question
:  Will there be any other fees assessed?

  • Answer:  Yes.  Fees included on the Other Student Account Charges webpage will continue to be assessed, with the exception of the Course or Class Fees and Program Fees as previously discussed.


Question
:  Will online classes be eligible for tuition waivers?

  • Answer:  Yes.  All degree-eligible courses billed within the tuition cap are eligible for tuition waiver awards.  Online courses offered through the Great Plains IDEA consortium will remain ineligible for tuition waivers.


Question:
  If I will pay more under this new tuition model, will I have the opportunity to appeal the additional tuition cost?

  • Answer:  This option will not be available for the majority of students, as the tuition increase integrates online tuition, course fees and program fees.
  • The following students may submit an appeal (https://www.ndsu.edu/onestop/accounts/tuition/appeal/) for a tuition adjustment if their tuition was significantly impacted.  Appeals will be reviewed on an individual basis and approval is not guaranteed.  Please submit Fall 2018 semester appeals by October 1, 2018 for consideration.

    • Students who only took online classes, are not ND residents and were enrolled during the Spring 2018 semester.  These students will now be charged tuition based on residency rather than at the ND tuition rate.
    • Graduate students not on an assistantship, who are enrolled in more than 13 credits and were enrolled during the Spring 2018 semester.  These students will now be billed per credit for additional credits above 13.  

Contact


Please direct all inquiries regarding the new tuition model to ndsu.customer.account@ndsu.edu.

Tuition Rates - Fall '18 through Summer '19


The tuition rates for the upcoming Fall 2018, Spring and Summer 2019 semesters may be found below.

Undergraduate Rates

Graduate Rates


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