Affordable Communications Degree
How much does it cost to attend UND?
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
Tuition & Fees
For this program, tuition & fees are:
|Residency||North Dakota||Minnesota||All other U.S. States, Sask. & Manitoba||International||Online|
|Cost Per Credit||$399||$440||$570||$741||$399|
|Tuition & Fees||$9,737||$10,722||$13,843||$17,948|
|Room & Meal Plan||$9,544||$9,544||$9,544||$9,544|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
- Rates: Rates include mandatory fees but do not include a one-time new incoming student fee, flight costs/aviation, study abroad, music lessons, marching band, student teaching or select physical education course rental expenses. Mandatory fees will be billed at $57 per credit (fall) and $71 per credit (spring). Tuition and fees are subject to change for the 2019-20 academic year.
- On-Campus Students: Estimated costs are based on the full-time tuition rate (capped at 12 credits per semester), double occupancy room and anytime access meal plan for the fall and spring semesters. Semester-based online courses are included in the 12-credit tuition cap and will be billed based on your residency rate.
- Online Programs: Tuition is charged per credit regardless of residency. Online tuition is not capped at 12 credits per semester, however, an online student's mandatory fees are capped at 12 credits per semester.
- Enroll Anytime Courses: Tuition for self-paced, enroll anytime courses is billed at the online base tuition rate regardless of residency or number of credits taken. Enroll anytime courses do not qualify for financial aid, do not have mandatory fees and are not included in the tuition cap.
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)
High School GPA or GED Test Scores
($3,000 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
($2,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
($1,500 / year
for a maximum of 4 years)
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
|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.
Other Tuition Rates & Fee Information
Active Duty Military (applicable for undergraduate students only)
All active duty military members using federal Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits are eligible for a tuition rate of $250 per credit for undergraduate courses and programs. The tuition rate will be billed at the program’s rate and will be adjusted to the active duty military rate after the student submits the Tuition Assistance Form each semester.
The active duty military rate is not valid for any Aerospace, Engineering, Graduate, Law and Medical Programs or self-paced, enroll anytime online courses. However, all active duty enrolled in these programs/courses will receive the North Dakota in-state tuition rate. Students can still use their TA benefits by submitting their TA forms to One-Stop Student Services. We also encourage students to apply for other scholarships.
Veterans & Dependents
Regardless of actual residency status, the following qualify for the North Dakota in-state tuition rate for on-campus programs:
- North Dakota National Guard Members
- Members of Armed Forces Reserve component stations in North Dakota
- Dependents (spouses/children) of the above
- UND-contracted ROTC cadets also receive in-state tuition rates.
Mandatory fees support costs that are associated with services, activities, facilities and infrastructure that support students outside the classroom. Fees are required for on-campus and online students.
These mandatory fee amounts are included in the tuition costs listed above.
- UND Student Fees - $678.12 per semester (max, fall), $846.12 per semester (max, spring)
- Technology Fee - $72 per semester (max)
- Connect ND Fees - $66 per semester (max)
- NDSA Fee - $0.48 per semester (max)
Additional fees may be assessed for new incoming students, flight costs/aviation, study abroad, music lessons, marching band, student teaching expenses or select physical education course rental expenses.
New Incoming Student Fee
All incoming undergraduate students will pay a one-time, nonrefundable new incoming student fee ($200) to cover the costs of services and events such as New Student Orientation, Welcome Weekend and the U Card (student ID). The fee will be assessed with their first-semester tuition costs.
Incoming graduate, law, medical, collaborative, LAUNCH and non-degree students are exempt from the new student fee. UND employees who begin an undergraduate degree program will be charged the new student fee.
Auditing a Class
Fee for auditing a class (taking for no credit) will be 50% of the regular, per hour tuition charge of the same course. Mandatory fees are not charged.
Continuing Enrollment (applicable for graduate students only)
For graduate students finishing their dissertation or thesis, a Continuing Enrollment fee is billed at $100 per credit hour; regular tuition is not charged for Continuing Enrollment credits and mandatory fees are not charged; not eligible for financial aid.
A collaborative student is one who is earning their degree from UND and chooses to enroll in courses at another North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution within the same term. The institution from which the student is earning a degree is considered the "home institution." The institution(s) that supplies courses for a degree is considered the "provider institution(s)."
The student pays tuition/fees at their Home Institution for the Collaborative Courses. The cost information is received from the Provider Institution. This additional amount will be included on the student's account balance at UND. Collaborative courses are not subject to the UND tuition cap.
Changes to tuition and fees are governed by State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) Policy 805.1 and 805.3. Waiver of mandatory fees is governed by SBHE Policy 820.