The transition of responsibility has shifted from parent(s) to student. Therefore, it is the sole responsibility of the student to:
- Monitor all registration activity, account balances, and financial aid on Campus Connection
- Make payments on time
- Ensure the party making payments has the correct payment information and proper access
- Follow the appropriate procedures when dropping courses or withdrawing from the University
- Maintain accurate and current contact information in Campus Connection such as:
- Physical Address
- Email Addresses
- Phone Numbers
- Tuition Reciprocity
- Check your NDSU email account daily - this is considered an official means of communication by the University
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students the following rights related to their educational records:
- Right to inspect and review education records
- Right to seek to amend education records
- Right to have some control over the disclosure of information from education records
FERPA allows directory information to be released to third parties upon request unless a student has provided written consent to the university indicating otherwise. Directory information is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
Education records are not automatically shared with third parties, including parents and guardians, if they contain sensitive or private information about a student. Non-directory information includes academic and financial records, such as grades, grade point averages, account balances, financial aid awards, and records containing social security numbers or health/medical information.
Students may provide a signed and dated consent form to NDSU to authorize release of education record information to parents and guardians. Consent must specify the type of records that may be disclosed, purpose of disclosure, and party or parties to whom the disclosure may be made. This consent to release form must be completed online by the student.
Important Consumer Information
Please review the important information on accreditation, job placement, security and safety for students and much more.
Exact costs will vary for each student depending on number of credits taken, living arrangements, required books and course materials, commuting costs, etc. These costs, which do not include personal expenses, are for a full-time, undergraduate students.
Billing statements are not mailed to students currently enrolled in classes; however, monthly e-bill notifications are sent to students’ NDSU email accounts. It is the student’s responsibility to make payments by the posted due dates and confirm their accuracy.
Determining Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) Courses
Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) courses are not covered by the tuition cap nor are they eligible for tuition waivers. Follow instructions to determine if the course is DCE.
Payments can be made in a variety of ways at NDSU.
Students may access Campus Connection to view and print 1098-T. 1098-Ts are generated each January for the prior calendar year.
Important Financial Aid Processes
It is strongly suggested that you complete the following financial aid steps by August 1. View more information on FAFSA Application Information.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To receive federal financial aid, students must meet certain academic requirements called Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP requirements apply to all terms, including summer, and to all students (both aid and non-aid recipients).
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study program provides eligible students with part-time employment while enrolled in school to help pay for educational and personal expenses. It is money students do not need to pay back. The money earned can help reduce loan debt and jobs provide valuable work experience. If a Work-Study award is offered, students must accept, decline or change the award in Campus Connection.
Dates and Deadlines
Information on important registration, financial aid, and account payment dates and deadlines throughout the academic school year can be found on our dates and deadlines page.
Dropping single courses
Individual courses are either completely refunded (100%) or not refunded (0%) at all. Information on our withdrawal procedures.
Withdrawing from a semester
Students wishing to withdraw from all courses in any given semester must submit a Withdrawing to Zero Credits form. Refunds are calculated based on each enrolled course’s completion percentage. Information on our withdrawal procedures.
The NDSU One Stop offers information regarding online location and one on-campus location at Memorial Union, where helpful full-time staff are available to assist students in person, by phone or by email., scholarships, , , , and all in one convenient, always open,
Complete the FERPA Consent to Release e-form on the One Stop website, if you wish to grant another person access to your educational records.
Enroll in Direct Deposit through Campus Connection.
Have your balance paid in full by the end of the Fee Payment Event each semester.
Monitor registration activity, account balances and financial aid even after you have paid your account on Campus Connection. Watch for additional charges on your account or adjustments to your financial aid.