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:

TuitionThe cost of taking courses.
Room and BoardLodging and food costs vary.
Books and School SuppliesBooks 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
  • FeesCommom fee examples include activity fees, parking fees, etc.
    Equipment and Room MaterialsThis 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.

    Check out the following video to learn what the financial aid process could look like for you!

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