Tuition Model FAQs
General Tuition Model FAQs
Students majoring in programs with program-specific tuition will be charged only that single tuition rate, plus mandatory fees. The tuition model went into effect beginning the 2019-20 acacemic year.
12 Credit Cap
- On-campus students’ tuition will be capped at 12 credits for all enrollment. This includes on-campus undergraduate, graduate and medical students.
- There is no tuition cap for online students. They will be billed per credit for all enrollment, at their program-specific online tuition rate.
- Law students’ tuition will not be capped and will continue to be billed per credit.
The new tuition model was mandated by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education with the overarching goal of increased transparency and simplicity. UND Student Government was involved from the beginning to ensure student input was included.
The intent of the new tuition model is to improve transparency in billing for all students. The new model has improved billing for students with the following changes:
- Course fees (with a few, limited exceptions) have been rolled into tuition rates. Students no longer will be charged additional course fees based on their course enrollment.
- Program fees (with the exception of Aviation) have been eliminated and rolled into program-specific tuition rates. Students easily can see what their semester charges will be without the need to add separate program fees.
- On-campus students who choose to take some online courses no longer will be billed for any courses that exceed the 12-credit cap. This gives on-campus students the assurance their tuition will be billed at a program-specific rate — capped at 12 credits and with no additional charges for online courses.
For programs that already had program-specific tuition rates, there is no change to tuition billing. This includes the following programs:
- Medical Lab Science
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Public Health
With program/course fees rolled into tuition rates, students enrolled in the following programs now will have a program-specific tuition rate:
- Business programs, including pre-majors.
- Nursing programs, including Nutrition and Dietetics majors, not including pre-majors.
- Social Work program, not including pre-majors (The Social Work tuition rate is different from the Nursing rate).
- Engineering programs, including Computer Science and Geology, including pre-majors.
- Aviation programs, including Airport Management, Aviation Management, Air Traffic Management, Aviation Studies, Commercial Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, including pre-majors.
All other students in programs not listed above will be billed the base tuition rate.
Students double-majoring will be billed at the higher program-specific rate, if there is one.
Major changes submitted prior to the last day to add/drop for the semester will be processed for the current semester. Students will be billed the tuition rate that corresponds with the new major.
Major changes submitted after the last day to add/drop for the semester will take effect for the following semester. The tuition rate will not change until the major change goes into effect for the following semester.
Please note that students may not be eligible to enroll in certain courses or receive scholarships from their programs until their major changes go into effect.
SPEA courses will be billed at the base online tuition rate. These courses do not count toward the 12-credit tuition cap and must be paid upfront before enrolling in the course. SPEA courses are not eligible for federal financial aid or military tuition assistance.
Students can email tuition@UND.edu if they have additional questions on the new tuition model.
Aviation-Specific Tuition Model FAQs
- Aviation students enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange, Midwest Student Exchange Program or Contiguous Residency will continue to be billed at WUE, MSEP and Contiguous rates.
- U.S. nonresident and international students will not be grandfathered and will be billed at the new U.S. nonresident and international rates.
- All Aviation students will be billed the Aviation program fee of $60 per credit (maximum of $720 per semester).
No. Aviation students will be charged the Aviation tuition rate plus the new Aviation program fee of $60 per credit (maximum of $720 per semester).
The new tuition model provides transparency, so students always know what to expect on their bill. And the fee ensures UND students’ continued success in the field by providing them the most real-world experience and the latest in technology. The changes allow us to:
- Recruit and retain high-quality faculty and staff in the increasingly competitive aviation environment.
- Create and implement new training and technologies, including virtual technology.
- Improve and invest in our infrastructure and airport facilities.