Tuition and Fee Waivers


North Dakota University System colleges and universities may offer partial to full waivers of tuition.   Some are mandated by state law, while others are designated by the State Board of Higher Education or at the institution’s discretion.


Waiver Eligibility

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • National Guard Members
  • Surviving dependents of POW/MIA veterans who were killed in action, died of service-related causes, were prisoners of war, have 100% service-connected disability, or who were declared missing in action
  • Surviving spouse and children of firefighters, emergency medical service personnel, and peace officers who died as a result of injuries received in the line of duty
  • Senior citizens
  • North Dakota University System employees and spouses/dependents of system employees
  • Campuses may also offer tuition and fee reductions to create culturally and economically diverse student bodies, to attract graduate students and researchers, and for other purposes consistent with each institution’s mission.


How to Apply

Contact the North Dakota University System campus you plan to attend to determine if you are eligible.