Paying for College

Invest in Your Future

Attending college is an investment in your future, that’s why NDSCS keeps tuition and other college expenses as affordable as possible. It is important to know what college will cost, how to pay for it and what steps to take in order to receive financial aid.

Estimated Educational Cost

Below you will find an estimated educational cost for a selection of programs offered through NDSCS. Customized cost estimates are available upon request. Click the button below to submit your request.

 Customized Cost Estimate

Academic Program Cost by Location
Agriculture Wahpeton
Architectural Modeling & Design Technology Wahpeton
Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology Wahpeton
Automotive Technology Wahpeton
Autonomous Systems Technology Wahpeton
Building Construction Technology Wahpeton
Business Management Wahpeton | Fargo | Online
Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Wahpeton
Construction Management Technology Wahpeton
Culinary Arts Wahpeton
Dental Assisting Wahpeton
Dental Hygiene Wahpeton
Diesel Technology Wahpeton
Electrical Technology Wahpeton
Emergency Medical Services Fargo
Health Information: Health Information Technician WahpetonOnline
Health Information: Medical Coding WahpetonOnline
HVAC/R Technology Wahpeton
Information and Communications Technology Wahpeton | Fargo | Online
John Deere Tech Wahpeton
Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology Wahpeton
Liberal Arts Wahpeton | Fargo | Online
Mechanical Systems Wahpeton
Nursing: Practical Nursing Wahpeton | Fargo
Nursing: Registered Nursing AAS Wahpeton
Nursing: Registered Nursing ASN Wahpeton
Occupational Therapy Assistant Wahpeton
Pathway Program Fargo (living at home) | Fargo (living at NDSU)
Pharmacy Technician Wahpeton | Online
Plumbing Wahpeton
Powersports Technology


Precision Agriculture Technician Wahpeton
Precision Agronomy Wahpeton
Precision Machining Technology Wahpeton
Robotics Automation & Mechatronics Technology Wahpeton
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Wahpeton
Welding Technology Wahpeton | Fargo


Financial Aid

Financial aid money is available to help students pay for college. This includes grants, work-study and low-interest loans. Aid can come from the U.S. federal government, the state or the College.

Learn more about Financial Aid here.


Unlike loans, scholarships never have to be paid back. They are a great way to help pay for college. Performance-based scholarships not only assist with your financial needs, they are a reward for your hard work and distinguish you as an outstanding student.

Scholarships are available from a variety of sources; therefore, you need to be resourceful and initiate the process early each year. Typically, scholarship recipients are selected in the spring (February through May) for the upcoming academic year.

Find all scholarship opportunities here.


Sponsorships are designed to assist students with the affordability of their college education and assist businesses with recruiting and retaining qualified employees for industries that are experiencing a workforce shortage. 

Click here to learn more about student sponsorships.

Things to Know

It is important to know what college will cost and what your options are regarding paying for it. The information below can assist you in preparing to pay for college, along with other information related to your NDSCS Account. Your NDSCS Account reflects actual costs and payments each semester, including financial aid, while attending NDSCS.