Military Tuition & Aid

Active Duty Military Tuition

UND is pleased to offer an Active Duty Military Tuition rate of $250 per credit to Undergraduate students† using federal Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits. To receive this reduced rate, email your TA form to heidi.smart@UND.edu in Student Account Services, and your tuition rate will be adjusted for the term.

† Students in Aviation or Engineering degree programs are not eligible for the Active Duty Military Tuition rate. However, you can still use your TA benefit by submitting your TA forms to Student Account Services. We also encourage students to apply for other scholarships.

North Dakota Resident Tuition

UND offers the North Dakota resident tuition rate for all on-campus courses regardless of actual state of legal residency if you're one of the following:

  • Active duty military for more than 30 days (includes National Guard and Reserves if active duty for other than training purposes)
  • Member of North Dakota National Guard or Reserves
  • Military Veteran*
  • Spouse of veteran or active duty member
  • Dependent of veteran or active duty member
  • Contracted ROTC cadets at the University of North Dakota

This tuition rate policy includes undergraduates, graduates, medical students and law students.

* A "veteran" is defined as an individual who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for one hundred eighty days or the full period for which the individual was called or ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training, and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. A discharge reflecting "expiration of term of service" or "completion of required service" or words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.

UND Tuition Rates

If you qualify for the North Dakota tuition rate under this policy, you must submit the following to UND Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services:

  • Student's ID number.
  • Copy of the service member's DD214, documentation of active duty status, or membership in the National Guard or Reserves.
  • Service members attending UND must complete the ND Residency Form. This does not change your state of residency but may allow you to get the in-state rate for tuition.

Eligibility for the North Dakota Resident tuition rate will be based on the documentation provided. Restrictions apply. The residency application and more details will be found at One-Stop Student Services.

This process will only need to be completed once and updated charges will appear on your Campus Connection after the first ten days of the start of class.

Students must apply and be approved for the North Dakota Resident rate within 30 days of the first day of the semester.

Spouses are eligible for a tuition waiver reducing tuition from the out-of-state rate down to the North Dakota Resident rate. To qualify, you must submit the following to UND Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services:

  • Student's ID number.

  • Copy of veteran's DD214.

  • Copy of student's marriage certificate.

Spouses do not need to fill out the ND Residency Form unless the service member is still on Active Duty.

The deadline to apply for this waiver is 30 days after the first day of the semester. Exceptions will not be made for requests after the deadline. Students who fail to provide the appropriate documentation may be charged a non-resident tuition rate.

Dependents are eligible for a tuition waiver reducing tuition from the out-of-state rate down to the North Dakota Resident rate. To qualify, you must submit the following to UND Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services:

  • Student's ID number.

  • Provide copy of veteran's DD214.

  • Provide copy of student's birth certificate.

Dependents do not need to fill out the ND Residency Form unless the service member is still on Active Duty.

The deadline to apply for this waiver is 30 days after the first day of the semester. Exceptions will not be made for requests after the deadline. Students who fail to provide the appropriate documentation may be charged a non-resident tuition rate.

Under certain circumstances, students who return to UND after a period of military activation MAY be charged the same tuition rate charged at the time of activation. The following steps must be taken in order to receive this rate:

  • Students must notify UND at the time of the military activation that this is the reason for leaving UND.
  • Students must identify themselves as returning from military activation at the time of readmission to UND.
  • Students must provide documentation of the activation orders to UND Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services.

Eligibility for the North Dakota Resident tuition rate will be based on the documentation provided. Restrictions apply. The residency application and more details will be found at One-Stop Student Services. Please contact UND Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services for more information.

You may be eligible for other tuition assistance programs including:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program (select Chapter 33 or Post 9/11 GI Bill for more information)
  • Education benefits available through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance for active members of the Armed Forces and National Guard Reserve Tuition Assistance for members of the Selective Reserve.
  • Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance for spouses and dependents of service members and veterans. Contact the Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services for more info.
  • Federal Financial Aid and scholarship programs (qualifications will vary).

Contact your military education or veterans' administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance specific to your command.

See what scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.