Tuition & Financial Aid
$35 Non-Refundable Admission Fee
If you have not been previously admitted to UND, you will be assessed a 1-time, non-refundable admission fee of $35 (U.S. funds).
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for online courses is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit, regardless of the total credits in which you are enrolled or your actual residency status.
This means that you will receive the same rate of tuition as a North Dakota student for all online, semester-based courses no matter where you live!
ND Resident Rate1
Online/Distance Course Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Additional program and/or course fees may apply.3
1Tuition for online courses is not capped at 12 credits. Regardless of how many credits you take per term, you will pay tuition for each online course credit.
2Tuition rate includes mandatory fees. Mandatory student fees are assessed for the first 12 credits you take per Fall or Spring Semester or for the first 9 credits you take per Summer Semester. If you take more credits per term at UND, you will not be assessed for any additional student fees above the mandatory fee cap. Refer to Student Account Services for a full description of mandatory fees.
3UND students fully admitted to select majors may be charged an additional program fee. Refer to Student Account Services for a list of the current semester's program fees. Course fees may vary for courses outside of your program's main department/subject area.
Financial Aid & Other Tuition Assistance
Semester-based, online courses are eligible for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
Semester-based, online courses are NOT eligible for most tuition waiver programs at the University of North Dakota (i.e. Cultural Diversity, International, Graduate), except as required by statute.
In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be:
- fully admitted in a degree or approved graduate certificate program.
- registered for at least 6 credits in each term you apply the aid towards.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UND requires to determine eligibility for all federal and state financial aid. Refer to the UND Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
Military & Veterans Tuition Assistance
Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance
UND accepts company payments for employer-provided tuition assistance programs. Contact your human resource department to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
If you are enrolled in a UND degree program through online courses, and have successfully completed two consecutive semesters of coursework, you may apply for the Ben & Ruth Gustafson Continuing Education Endowment provided by UND Online & Distance Education for non-traditional, distance students.
For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to submit a general UND scholarship application at UND.edu/scholarship-central. The general application will match you with any eligible UND scholarships.
- August 1 (Fall)
- December 1 (Spring)
- May 1 (Summer)
- March 15 (Fall)
- October 15 (Spring)
- March 15 (Summer)