Paying for College: Getting Started

We know that you will need to create a plan for how you will pay for college. Here you will find everything you need to know about tuition and fees for credit classes.

At NDSCS, you have a variety of options to pay for your tuition, fees and expenses including financial aid, veteran's benefits and scholarships.

Let's start with the basics.

What's Included in the Cost of College?

College costs include more than just tuition. Here are some common costs to remember:

Item Description
Tuition The cost of taking courses.
Room and Board Lodging and food costs vary.
Books and School Supplies Books can be expensive. School supplies include:
  • Book bags

  • Notebooks

  • Pens and pencils

  • Paper and computer paper

  • Desk accessories such as folders, trays and pen holders
Fees Commom fee examples include activity fees, parking fees, etc.
Equipment and Room Materials This category might include:
  • A computer and printer

  • Reading lamps

  • A microwave and refrigerator
Travel and Miscellaneous
  • If you commute to college, include transportation costs.

  • If you live on campus, include travel during school breaks.
  • You may also want to include clothing and mobile phone costs.

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

While paying for college may seem a bit daunting, we're here to help you understand your options and to make things easier. With both financial aid and scholarships available at NDSCS, we make paying for college affordable.

Follow this link to help you understand how financial aid works.