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||$390||$430||$555||$719||$390|
|Tuition & Fees||$9,367||$10,315||$13,315||$17,263|
|Room & Meal Plan||$8,974||$8,974||$8,974||$8,974|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
- Rates: Based on the 2018-19 tuition rates in U.S. dollars. 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 personal expenses. 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.
Active Duty Military, Veterans & Dependents
Active Duty Military
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 and online 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.