Tuition & Fees
At the University of North Dakota, you'll gain an affordable education with lasting value.
A recent study found that UND's tuition and fees average 13.4% less than its counterparts in an 11-state region. Plus, UND offers millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid packages to help finance your education.
Tuition rates and fees are based on your residency and the number of credits you take. The tuition map gives you a general cost estimate for the 2014-15 academic year (excludes summer semester).
UND caps tuition and most fees at a rate of 12 on-campus credits each fall and spring semester, or at 9 on-campus credits for the summer semester. Even if you take 12 to 20 on-campus credits, you pay the same flat rate for tuition. Now, that's value!
If you're a part-time student enrolled in fewer than 12 credits and/or take online courses, you'll pay undergraduate tuition and fees on a per-credit basis.
Reduced Tuition Options
If you meet certain conditions, you may qualify for reduced tuition regardless of your actual residency status.
Regardless of actual residency status, the following qualify for a tuition-waiver program that's equivalent to the ND tuition rate:
- Full-time, active duty military service members and their dependents (spouse/child)
- Veterans and their dependents (spouse/child)
- ND National Guard members and their dependents (spouse/child)
- Members of the armed forces reserve component stationed in ND and their dependents (spouse/child)
- UND-contracted ROTC cadets
For eligibility information, view the UND Military Tuition website.
If you're a non-resident and a dependent (spouse/child) of a graduate from any ND University System (NDUS) institution, you'll pay 150% of the ND tuition rate.
If you're a dependent of a benefited UND employee, you'll pay 50% of the ND tuition rate.
Tuition for many online and distance education courses is charged at the ND tuition rate per credit, regardless of the total credits in which you are enrolled or your actual residency status.
If you live out of state, taking online courses can translate into big savings for you, compared to paying the non-resident tuition rate.
Some exceptions may apply, including tuition for online undergraduate engineering courses, which is based on your residency status.
Refer to UND Online & Distance Education for more information.
Room & Meal Plan Costs
On average, UND's room and meal plans cost $3,000 less per year than at other 4-year universities (CollegeBoard).
If you live in the residence halls, you're required to purchase a meal plan. The tuition map estimates are based on the double room / unlimited access meal plan. For details and other options, refer to UND Housing & Dining.