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
Residency Amount Per Credit Full Time Enrollment
ND Resident $362.31 $8,695.44
MN Reciprocity $398.43 $9,562.64
Contiguous $512.81 $12,307.44
WUE $512.81 $12,307.44
MSEP $512.81 $12,307.44
Non-Resident $864.98 $20,759.44
  • Rates include mandatory fees.
  • Additional course and/or program fees may be charged based on the student's enrollment. Please refer to these categories below for additional information.
  • Online courses (excluding Distance Engineering and Space Studies) are assessed resident tuition, regardless of state of residence. Tuition for online courses is not capped at 12 credits.
Residency Amount Per Credit Full Time Enrollment
ND Resident $403.98 $9,695.44
MN Reciprocity $403.98 $9,695.44
Contiguous $403.98 $9,695.44
WUE $403.98 $9,695.44
MSEP $403.98 $9,695.44
Non-Resident $403.98 $9,695.44
  • Rates include the mandatory fees.

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

Tuition and fees for UND are:

4k

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

13.4%

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 & Reading Only)  
Weighted, Cumulative 
High School GPA or GED Test Scores
Freshman
Scholarship Award
32+ ACT
or
1450+ SAT
(or 1400+**)
3.65+ GPA
or
173 GED
$12,000
($3,000 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
29-31 ACT
or
1350-1440 SAT
(or 1290-1390**)
3.65+ GPA
or
170 GED
$10,000
($2,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
25+ ACT
or
1200+ SAT
(or 1130+**)
3.50+ GPA
or
167 GED
$6,000
($1,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years) 
22-24 ACT
or
1100-1190 SAT
(1020-1120+**)
3.50+ GPA
or
165 GED
$1,000
(non-renewable)

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 (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

Cumulative
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.

 

62%

of incoming freshmen students obtain some financial aid

5k

average scholarship and grant award for incoming freshmen

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.

Net Price & Financial Aid Estimator
Input your information to estimate what you might expect to pay for your UND degree — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and meals, and other related expenses.

Calculate Your Costs

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.

67%

of UND students take out a loan to finance their education

9k

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.

96%

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

9/10

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.

46k

average salary of UND graduates in their first jobs

85%

employed in positions relating to their UND degrees