How do I find out what I owe?
Students have 24/7 access to their account through CampusConnection > Financial Account tile. Here, students can review their account activity, check their current balance and pay their bill.
Students' billing statements are processed at the beginning of each month. Non-enrolled students will receive a paper statement. Enrolled students will NOT be mailed paper statements; instead a Billing Notification email will be sent to their NDSCS email notifying them that their electronic billing statement is available to view/print. In addition to an email, students may also elect to receive their Billing Notification via text message.
Semester Payment Due Dates
- Fall 2023 - September 6, 2023 (extended hours in Wahpeton 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Spring 2024 - January 24, 2024 (extended hours in Wahpeton 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Summer 2024 - June 14, 2024
It is important to stay current with your account. A 1.75% monthly late fee will be assessed on balances 30 days and older.
Pay Online - Credit card, debit card^ and electronic check accepted through CampusConnection.
Pay in Person - Credit card, debit card, cash and checks accepted.
Wahpeton: Haverty Hall room 139, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Fargo: Room 183, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Pay by Phone - Credit card or debit card^ accepted; contact Business Affairs at 800-342-4325 ext. 32216 or 701-671-2216.
Pay by Mail - Personal check or cashier’s check can be mailed to NDSCS Business Affairs Office, 800 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58076.
A $35 fee will be charged to all dishonored checks.
^No additional fees for credit card or debit card payments
Payment Plan Options
- Currently Enrolled Students - Payment plans break down your balance into monthly payments during the current semester. There's no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and enrollment is easy. Enroll online through Campus Connection > Financial Aid tile > Pay Online Now > NDSCS > Payment Plan. Find out more information here.
- Previously Enrolled Students - contact Business Affairs at 800-342-4325 ext. 32216, (701) 671-2216, or email NDSCS.BusinessAffairsOffice@ndscs.edu
Financial Aid - for students whose financial aid file is complete at NDSCS and they've accepted their aid through CampusConnection, funds will begin to be disbursed to their NDSCS account one day prior to the semester due date. If the student is accepting loans for the 1st time, they must complete their Entrance Loan Counseling and sign their Master Promissory Note at www.StudentLoans.gov before their loan funds will disburse to their account.
If an agency or business is planning to financially assist a student with their NDSCS account charges (not considered "Financial Aid"), they will need to complete the Third Party or Employer Funded Billing Authorization for each semester.
Billing Authorization FAQs
A Third Party/Employer is an outside agency or business that submits an authorization to NDSCS to pay for all or a part of a student's NDSCS account charges. The authorization gives NDSCS permission to bill the Third Party/Employer for the selected charges on the students' NDSCS account. Third Party/Employer payments will be included in a student's financial aid award package and may reduce the amount received from financial aid sources.
What does a Third Party/Employer cover?
A Third Party/Employer may assist in paying tuition, fees, books, supplies, tools, laptops, uniforms, etc.
Who is a Third Party/Employer?
City, State, and Government Agencies such as Military, Job Service (WIA), Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI), Vocational Rehabilitation and Employers. Family members and businesses owned by the student or a family member are not considered Third Party/Employer.
What is required for the authorization?
Third Party/Employer authorizations should be sent each semester to Business Affairs by the start of each semester.
Students/Employees are required to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights & Privacy Act) Release Form online before the start of the semester (FERPA Instructions). The FERPA allows NDSCS to release certain types of information to others, that the student specifies on the FERPA.
NDSCS Bookstore Charging to a Third Party/Employer
Submit Third Party/Employer authorizations to NDSCS Business Affairs; please allow 24 hours for processing time before a student can charge to the Third Party/Employer at the NDSCS Bookstore. Students/employees who charge at the NDSCS Bookstore prior to NDSCS receiving Third Party/Employer authorizations may be responsible for payment. Students/employees who charge books/tools/supplies not allowed by their Third Party/Employer will be responsible for payment.
Students/employees are responsible for providing Third Party/Employers their class lists, grades and/or costs. Until authorization is received, students/employees are responsible for any balance due on their NDSCS student account. If for some reason the Third Party/Employer fails to remit payment or is unwilling to pay the charges incurred, these charges will be reinstated to the student's NDSCS account and become a student's responsibility.
NDSCS will send an invoice to the Third Party/Employer after the class add/drop deadline for the semester (multiple deadlines may exist, due to class length). Payments are due within 30 days of invoice date; NDSCS accepts check, ACH, and credit card payments.
Send all authorizations/payments to NDSCS Business Affairs:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or NDSCS.BusinessAffairsOffice@ndscs.edu
- Mail: NDSCS Business Affairs, Haverty Hall 139, NDSCS, 800 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58076
- Questions? Call Nicole at 701-671-2135
Students may receive a refund for various reasons, such as excess financial aid, uniform credits, changes to their enrollment, etc. You may receive a refund but still owe money to NDSCS, since there are certain costs that financial aid cannot pay on your NDSCS account automatically; if that happens, you are expected to pay your remaining balance as soon as possible.
Receiving a Refund
To ensure refunds are received quickly and securely, all students are expected to sign up to have their refunds deposited directly into their bank accounts. (Signing up for Direct Deposit will only allow refunds to be deposited into the student’s bank account; it will not authorize NDSCS to take money out of their bank account.) Students sign up through their NDSCS account at: Campus Connection > Financial Account tile > Direct Deposit.
If a student is unable to sign up for direct deposit, a paper check will be printed. Students can either pick up their check at NDSCS Wahpeton or request to have their check mailed out; items being sent through the U.S. Postal Service are currently taking approximately 5 days to reach their destination. A new request needs to be submitted each semester by completing the Sign up to Have Your Check Mailed Form found below. Refund checks should be cashed within 60 days of the date on the check, to reduce the risk of being lost or stolen.
Authorized User to Grant Online Payments - students can assign others as an Authorized User within the online payment system. The Authorized User is able to receive Billing Notification emails, view the student's monthly electronic billing statement and make online payments on the student's behalf.
Delegated Access (Proxy) - students can allow others to view their CampusConnection activity by giving them Delegated Access. The student is able to specify which areas of CampusConnection they want to delegate access to, including any of all of the following: financial aid information, costs, balances & payment history, student's contact information, class schedules, grades, to-do lists, holds & communications. NOTE: the person who receives Delegated Access, called a Proxy, will not be able to add/delete/change any information within CampusConnection on behalf of the student.
FERPA Release Form (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) - students can allow NDSCS to release certain types of information to others that the student specifies on the FERPA form. Instructions and additional information regarding FERPA can be found here.
Students will need to complete a Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA) through CampusConnection. By completing the FOA, the student acknowledges that they are aware of the financial responsibilities associated with enrolling for classes at the institution(s) they will be registering at.
- Log on to CampusConnection
- On the Student Homepage, click on the Financial Account tile
- Click on Sign Fin Obligation Agreement
- Select the applicable institution and upcoming term you'll be registering for
- Click Submit
- Review the Financial Obligation Agreement
- Click Accept or Decline
Note: Accepting the FOA completes the process for the term you selected. Declining the FOA restricts a student from registering for the term selected.