Residency Information

Residents of North Dakota and their dependents may attend a North Dakota state institution of higher learning and pay a special tuition rate that is lower than the normal non-resident rate.

North Dakota

To apply for North Dakota residency, please complete the following steps:

Review the Resident Tuition Law and Guidelines on the State Board of Higher Education website under North Dakota University System Procedures.

Complete the North Dakota Residency Tuition Application (named Resident Tuition Rate) under Student Account Services. This form must be completed electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Check Your Rate

It is your responsibility to ensure that you were billed the correct tuition rate each term. Please check your Campus Connection account at the beginning of each term to verify that you were billed the correct tuition rate. This will allow Student Account Services to promptly make any corrections.

Instructions

  1. Log in to Campus Connection

  2. Go to "Student Center."  
  3. Click "Finances."
  4. Click "Student Account Detail."
  5. Click "Tuition/Fees."
  6. Click "Account Details."

Changing Your Residency Status to North Dakota

If you are planning to change your residency status, you must apply and be approved for the residency change within 30 days of the first class day of the semester. If you successfully change your residency within this time period, your tuition amount will be eligible for adjustment to your new resident status for the current semester. Please contact One Stop Services if you have any further questions regarding residency change.

To apply for the resident tuition rate, you must have a valid ND ID or Driver's License. If your license was issued less than 12 months ago at the time of application, you will need to provide 12 months proof of address. This can include utility bills, lease agreements or mortgage statements.

Refunds/credits will not be given for terms the student attended prior to approval of the application for the North Dakota Resident Tuition Rate. Adjustments in tuition rates will only be made for the current term; no previous terms will be adjusted unless special circumstances exist that warrant an exception to policy. All previous term tuition rate changes must be approved by UND administration.

To be considered for a past semester tuition rate adjustment, a Campus Connection Charge Appeal form must be completed. The form can be accessed using your Campus Connection ID and password at apps.UND.edu/studentforms/index.cfm.

Full-time, active duty military and their dependents; veterans and their dependents; ND National Guard members and their dependents; members of the armed forces reserve component stationed in ND and their dependents; and UND-contracted ROTC cadets may qualify for the North Dakota in-state tuition rate. Please review the North Dakota Residency Application Form to see if you qualify.

Minnesota

Residents of Minnesota and their dependents may attend a North Dakota state institution of higher learning and pay a special tuition rate that is lower than the normal non-resident rate. Minnesota reciprocity tuition rates are not available to UND Medical and Law students.

Apply for Minnesota Reciprocity

To be certified for Minnesota reciprocity at UND, Minnesota students must complete the following:

  1. File UND's standard admissions application.
  2. File a reciprocity participation application with Minnesota:
    1. Go to the reciprocity website at www.ohe.state.mn.us.
    2. Click "Paying for College"
    3. Then click "Online Apps"
    4. Click "Tuition Reciprocity" 
    5. This will bring you to an informational page. About halfway down the page, you will see the semester dates that are available to apply for reciprocity. It is critical that you choose the correct semester; please review your options carefully. 
    6. After choosing your semester option, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click "Yes/No," and you will be directed to the site for the simple reciprocity test.
    7. Take the test and print off a copy of the "Congratulations" letter for your records.
    8. Call Student Account Services at 701.777.3911 to let us know that you have applied.

Please Note

  • A student who has graduated from a Minnesota high school within the 12 month period prior to first term of enrollment will not be required to complete a reciprocity participation application.
  • A student who was enrolled, received reciprocity, and earned credits during any term of the academic year will automatically have benefits renewed for the following academic year at the same institution.
  • Any student who is enrolling and has taken a break in semesters or is a transfer student, must complete a new reciprocity participation application.
  • Students who previously participated in the reciprocity program and have had a break in enrollment at UND of one year or more, must re-apply for reciprocity. 

Tuition Rate Adjustments

Until reciprocity is granted, students are required to pay non-resident tuition. The Minnesota reciprocity tuition rate is granted only for the current term and concurrent future terms as approved on http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/.

If you apply for Minnesota reciprocity during any term, and your approval also states that you are approved for the previous term(s), UND will not go back and change those previous term tuition rates. Adjustments in tuition rates will only be made for the current term; no previous terms will be adjusted unless special circumstances exist that warrant an exception to policy. All previous term tuition rate changes must be approved by UND administration.

To be considered for a past semester tuition rate adjustment, a Campus Connection Charge Appeal form must be completed. The form can be accessed using your Campus Connection ID and password at https://apps.und.edu/forms/student-account-services/minnesota-reciprocity-approval-notification.cfm. Student Account Services recommends that you verify your tuition rate at the beginning of each term so that any corrections can be made promptly.

*Any exceptions will be approached on a case-by-case basis.

Check Your Rate

It is your responsibility to ensure that you were billed the correct tuition rate each term. Please check your Campus Connection account at the beginning of each term to verify that you were billed the correct tuition rate. This will allow Student Account Services to promptly make any corrections.

Instructions

  1. Log in to Campus Connection
  2. Go to "Student Center."  
  3. Click "Finances."
  4. Click "Student Account Detail."
  5. Click "Tuition/Fees."
  6. Click "Account Details."

Reciprocity Approval Notification

Use the Minnesota Reciprocity Approval Notification form to notify UND of status. Please Note: This form does not award MN Reciprocity.

The form is the official way to notify UND Student Account Services that you have been awarded the MN Reciprocity Rate by the state of Minnesota at www.ohe.state.mn.us.
You must complete the application at www.ohe.state.mn.us before completing this form.

Student Account Services recommends that each student verifies his/her tuition rate at the beginning of each term so that any corrections can be made promptly.

Additional Agreements

Contiguous Residency 

  • Montana
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • South Dakota

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) 

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
  • Guam

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) is available to students enrolled in the following Graduate programs:

  • Counseling Psychology, PhD
  • Medical Laboratory Science, MS
  • Nursing, PhD
  • Public Health, MPH

Students in these programs from the following states are eligible for the resident tuition rate billed for their program:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Commonwealth of the Nothern Marianas Islands
  • Guam

 

FAQs

If you are planning to change your residency status, you must apply and be approved for the residency change within 30 days of the first class day of the semester. If you successfully change your residency within this time period, your tuition amount will be eligible for adjustment to your new resident status for the current semester.

Refunds/credits will not be given for terms the student attended prior to approval of the application for the North Dakota Resident Tuition Rate.

Adjustments in tuition rates will only be made for the current term. No previous terms will be adjusted unless special circumstances exist that warrant an exception to policy. All previous term tuition rate changes must be approved by UND administration.

To be considered for a past semester tuition rate adjustment, a Campus Connection Charge Appeal form must be completed. The form can be accessed using your Campus Connection ID and password here at apps.UND.edu/studentforms/index.cfm.

Instructions to Verify Your Tuition Rate

  1. Log in to Campus Connection.
  2. Go to "Student Center."
  3. Click "Finances."
  4. Click "Student Account Detail."
  5. Click "Tuition/Fees."
  6. Click "Account Details."

It is you responsibility to ensure that you were billed the correct tuition rate each term. Please check your Campus Connection account to verify that you were billed the correct tuition rate.

You must have residency in the listed locations for eligibility.

Contiguous Residency 

  • Montana
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • South Dakota

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) 

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
  • Guam

Special Agreements refer to students with Contiguous Residency or students that are eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).