Educational Costs

Professor and Student

The cost of attending a North Dakota University System college or university depends on the campus you choose, the number of credits you take, your transportation and housing expenses, and the amount of financial aid you receive.


Institutional Charges Schedule

Referred to as the schedule of institutional charges, this document outlines what each University System campus charges resident and non-resident students for tuition, fees, housing and meal plans.


The chart lists tuition rates based on residency: North Dakota residents; Minnesota residents; South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba and Saskatchewan residents; other out-of-state residents; and international students. The schedule also includes information about various housing and meal-plan options.

2020-21 Schedule for Institutional Charges (August 2020)


Tuition and Fee Estimator

With the use of a web-based tuition and fee estimator, parents and students can make cost comparisons among the 11 North Dakota University System colleges and universities. To use the estimator, click here.


Resident Status Application

To find out if you might qualify for resident status, review the questions on the Application for Resident Status.


ND-MN Reciprocity

Under the Minnesota-North Dakota Tuition Reciprocity Program, if space is available and the program of study is approved under the reciprocity agreement, a Minnesota resident may attend a North Dakota public institution and pay the established reciprocity fee. Similarly, any North Dakota resident may attend a Minnesota public institution and pay the established reciprocity fee.


Students may apply to the North Dakota/Minnesota Tuition Reciprocity Program online or download the reciprocity application form below. If you have questions about Minnesota-North Dakota application forms, email the North Dakota University System Reciprocity Processor or call 701-328-2964.


NDUS Application for Resident Student Status

North Dakota/Minnesota Tuition Reciprocity online application *Online application submissions are preferred.*
2017-2018 ND/MN Reciprocity Application (Fall 2017, Spring/Summer 2018)
2018-2019 ND/MN Reciprocity Application (Fall 2018, Spring/Summer 2019)