NDSCS operates on the semester system. This means that students will pay major expenses at the beginning of each semester – September, January and June. Tuition rate and fees are based upon where you live and the number of credits you take.
See below for estimated average costs for the 2013-2014 academic year. Check back soon for 2014-2015 estimated average costs.
Click here to view Summer 2014 estimated average costs.
2013-2014 Estimated Average Costs
August 2013 - May 2014
These estimates will give you a general idea of what one academic year (fall and spring semesters) taking a 16-credit course load costs at NDSCS.
On-Campus with Meal Plan
Residents of all states and countries will be charged in-state tuition if living on-campus with a meal plan of 160 meals or greater.
Off Campus or On-Campus without Meal Plan
|MN with Reciprocity||$5,896||$5,384||$1,000||$12,280|
|WUE & MSEP States||$6,180||$5,384||$1,000||$12,564|
|Other States and Countries||$10,520||$5,384||$1,000||$16,904|
*The average amount for fees is $615 for all states. The remainder is tuition for an average of 16 credits each semester. The total does not include personal expenses. All rates are for two semesters.
Border States and Provinces: Manitoba, Montana, Saskatchewan, South Dakota
WUE States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming (all programs except for A.S. in Dental Hygiene)
MSEP States: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota without reciprocity, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin