Cost & Aid

Talking about the costs of college is a tough topic to tackle but it's a conversation worth having — with yourself, your family and with us.

Excellence in education should be within everyone's reach.

We understand affordability is going to be a part of your decision making process. Think of your UND education as an investment of time, effort, energy and money. In return, you gain the knowledge and skills to become a true leader in action.

OK, but how much does UND cost?

The cost of attending UND may not be as much as you think. There are a number of factors that can adjust your costs. You'll need to take the following into consideration:

  • Where you live
  • The type of degree you seek (including if the program is delivered on-campus or online)
  • Your current financial situation
  • Your academic record

In the end, it's best to calculate your cost with the net price calculator or review our full list of undergraduate tuition rates.

Tuition and fees for UND are:


less per year than the national average for 4-year public universities


less than similar institutions within the 11-state region

What kind of help is available?

There are several options that can help bring down your costs, including:

  • Scholarships (merit-based awards that don't have to be repaid)
  • Grants (need-based awards that don't have to be repaid)
  • Loans (that do have to be repaid)

Thanks to alumni and donors, UND awards nearly $7.8 million dollars in academic scholarships each year. Apply early! If you meet the criteria and submit your completed application by the priority deadline dates, you'll automatically be awarded one of the following academic scholarship programs:

Priority Deadline for fall semester: Feb. 1

ACT / SAT Scores*
(SAT = Math & Evidence-Based Reading & Writing)  
Weighted, Cumulative 
High School GPA or GED Test Scores
Scholarship Award
32-36 ACT
1420-1600 SAT
(or 1400+**)
3.65+ GPA
173 GED
($3,000 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
29-31 ACT
1330-1410 SAT
(or 1290-1390**)
3.65+ GPA
170 GED
($2,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
25-36 ACT
1210-1600 SAT
(or 1130+**)
3.50+ GPA
167 GED
($1,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years) 
22-24 ACT
1100-1190 SAT
3.50+ GPA
165 GED

You're eligible to receive one scholarship award based on your weighted, cumulative GPA and official test scores. You must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 15 credits per semester to qualify. Renewal criteria apply. All scholarships are subject to change. As funding is available, scholarships will be awarded after the priority deadline.

*If you have taken the ACT or SAT multiple times, your
top score from each section of either the ACT or SAT (regardless of exam date) will be used to determine your composite “superscore” for scholarship eligibility. Be sure to send UND all of your test scores for consideration.

**Required score if you took the SAT exam
prior to March 5, 2016.

Priority Deadline for fall semester: April 15

College GPA
Transfer Student
Scholarship Award
3.9 - 4.0 GPA $2,000
($1,000 / semester)
3.5 - 3.89 GPA $1,000
($500 / semester)

Scholarships are awarded based on your cumulative GPA for all credits transferred to UND as calculated by the UND Registrar's Office. Students transferring more than 125 credits to UND will not qualify for the scholarship. You must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 15 credits per semester to qualify. All scholarships are subject to change. As funding is available, scholarships will be awarded after the deadline.

Bonus! You may qualify for additional UND scholarships and tuition waiver programs, including for:

Check out Undergraduate Scholarships & Waivers for a complete list.

How much will I be expected to pay?

The dollar figure you are looking for is the net price, how much you'll pay after subtracting scholarships and loans.

How much am I expected to borrow?

Don't make the mistake of not filing a FAFSA because you don't think you'll qualify for aid. Everyone is eligible for certain types of loans. There is no explicit income cutoff for need-based aid, such as subsidized student loans.


of UND students take out a loan to finance their education


average loan amount

Are the costs worth it?

You'll receive a top-rated education at UND, sure, but the return is so much more. You'll forge lifelong friendships, build self confidence, gain incredible experience and join a network of UND alumni connected around the world.


of recent graduates are employed or pursuing graduate, law or medical degrees


recent graduates report they would attend UND again if given the chance

How will I pay it back?

Student loan debt doesn't need to last forever and it becomes more manageable with successful employment.


average salary of UND graduates in their first jobs


employed in positions relating to their UND degrees