Effective September 1975, the states of Minnesota and North Dakota enacted a tuition reciprocity agreement. This means that legal residents of Minnesota and their dependents may attend North Dakota State University and pay a special tuition rate that is lower than the non-resident rate. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education determines if a student is eligible.
- A student who has graduated from a Minnesota High School within the 12 month period prior to the first term of enrollment will not be required to complete a reciprocity participation application.
- A student who was enrolled, received reciprocity, and earned credits during any term of the academic year will automatically have benefits renewed for the following term at the same institution.
- Any student who is enrolling and has taken a break in semesters or is a transfer student, must complete a new reciprocity participation application.
- Returning students who have previously filed for tuition reciprocity but have not enrolled in a course or earned credit at NDSU during the past academic year need to re-file for reciprocity through the state of Minnesota.
How to Apply
To be certified for Minnesota Reciprocity at NDSU, Minnesota students must complete the following:
- File an NDSU admission application (Office of Admission, Graduate School)
- File a reciprocity participation application with Minnesota:
- Go to www.ohe.state.mn.us
- Click on (or hover over) Paying for College
- Click on Online Applications
- Click on the Tuition Reciprocity link (listed below "Online Applications" header)
- Locate the heading "For which academic year are you applying for benefits?" and select an academic year (and/or semester).
- Select Yes to continue on to the "Online Tuition Reciprocity Application"
- Select North Dakota State University, Fargo from the "Eligible Colleges" drop-down, complete the form*, and press Continue
- Print off a copy of the "Congratulations" letter for your records
- For faster processing: Print an additional copy of the "Congratulations" page and submit it to the Office of Registration and Records.
Questions may be directed to:
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
1-800-657-3866 or 1-651-642-0567