Other Account Charges

Application Fee

Individuals requesting admission to NDSU may be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $35. Additional information regarding the application process and documentation requirements may be found here: How to Apply.

Bookstore and Inclusive Access

Bookstore Student Charge program. Please note that there is a limit per semester and the student's account must be in good standing. This option is available only at the start of each semester. The bookstore offers digital course materials at the instructors' request, which are noted on the student bill as "Inclusive Access". Participating students receive emails with opt out links and program details. Questions may be directed to the ndsu.bookstore@ndsu.edu email.

Capacity Enrollment Fee

Select programs may charge a capacity enrollment fee at time of enrollment. Programs currently charging the fee include Nursing ($50). This is in addition to the standard application fee.

Course Audit

The course audit (not for credit) fee is 50% of the student's tuition rate, based on their individual residency. Student fees are not assessed on audited courses.

Course Challenge

The course challenge fee is 50% of the North Dakota tuition rate. The fee is paid after approval of the petition to challenge, but before the special examination is administered. Course challenges are coordinated by the Office of Registration & Records.

Course or Class Fees

Individual courses or course section may have additional fees, which are charged uniformly to all enrolled students.  Examples include:  field trip fees, equine fees, study abroad, student teaching practicums, music lessons, and aviation fees.  The current list of course/class fees may be found here: Class Fees 

Housing Fees

Residence Halls

  • There is a $100.00 Room Reservation Fee required for the initial residence hall application. This fee goes towards the amount due once a student moves in.
  • Students living in residence halls on campus incur Residence Hall Charges based on the hall they are residing in and the number of occupants in the room.
  • Hall dues are a yearly charge up to a maximum of $100.00 and are used for hall related activities, programs, coinless laundry services, and purchases of recreational and kitchen equipment.
  • Additional charges may be applied for damages and/or lost keys.


  • There is a $200.00 Apartment Reservation Fee for the initial on-campus apartment application. This fee goes towards the first month's rent once a student moves into their apartment.
  • NDSU apartment rates are based on the apartment complex and number of tenants in the apartment.
  • NDSU Apartment Rates

Other Charges may apply based on the specific residence hall or apartment. See Department of Residence Life for more information and/or with any questions.

ID Card

All students are required to have an NDSU photo ID card. New and/or replacement ID Cards are charged to the student account. Questions may be directed to the NDSU Card Center.

International Students

Upon enrollment in their first term, international students are charged a one-time International Student Orientation Fee of $75. During each semester, including summer, each is charged the International Student Support Services Fee of $85. All international students are required to maintain NDUS-required health insurance while attending NDSU, which is charged twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters; those that are newly arrived in the summer are charged for summer coverage in that first term. 

Late Payment Fees

If an account remains unpaid for more than thirty days after the payment due date, a late payment fee of 1.75% of the principal balance may be assessed. Additional information regarding late fees may be found here: Late Fees


Students that fail to return items to the NDSU Libraries or damage items while in their possession may be charged lost item fees. For details visit the Materials information page or contact NDSU Libraries with questions.

Meal Plan Charges

Meal plans are available to all NDSU students. Charges are based on the type of the meal plan you select. For information on meal plans and associated costs go to the Dining Services website.

Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Fee

A non-refundable $30 fee is charged to students enrolling in a Monthly Payment Plan.

New Student Fee

The Department of Student Success Programs is funded by a $200 non-refundable fee charged to all new undergraduate and professional degree seeking students in their first semester at NDSU. The new student fee provides operations and personnel costs aimed at promoting student success and retention, including but not limited to, orientation and Welcome Week programs, and tutoring services. 

Parking Permits and Citations

NDSU students are able to utilize on-campus parking by purchasing an NDSU parking permit. The parking permit is $185 for the academic year. For further information on parking and transportation options visit the Parking Office website. Parking citations may be charged to student accounts as well.

Psychological Assessments

NDSU offers various assesments for counseling purposes. Questions may be directed to the Counseling Center.

Returned Items Fee

Electronic payments received by NDSU that are returned by the banking institution due to insufficient funds and/or a stopped payment will be assessed a Returned Items Fee of $25.

Student Health Service Fees

Students may have charges billed to their NDSU student account by the Student Health Service Center which may include, but not limited to, charges for clinical services, laboratory services, x-ray services, medications, etc. For more information on the Student Health Service insurance/billing process, please see their Billing page. Questions may be directed to Student Health Service at 701-231-7331.

Study Abroad

Students may elect to participate in a Study Abroad program to enhance their education experience. Participation will result in charges above the base tuition rate and vary depending on the program selected and actual cost of the program. All participants are charged a Study Abroad User Fee of $300 or $500 depending on the program selected.