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Bismarck, North Dakota

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In State North Dakota Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Bismarck State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$878
Room and Board $7,103
Other Expenses Budget$3,400
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Bismarck State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$878
Room and Board $7,103
Other Expenses Budget$3,400

Residents of North Dakota pay an annual total price of $16,334 to attend Bismarck State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,853 for tuition, $7,103 room and board, $1,100 for books and supplies and $878 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,260 which is 11.8% higher than North Dakota residents. The tuition charge is $5,779 while room and board is $7,103, books and supplies are $1,100 and other fees come in at $878.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Bismarck State College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Bismarck State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,265
$30,001 to $48,000$6,399
$48,001 to $75,000$9,431
$75,001 to $110,000$11,564

The average reported annual net price for Bismarck State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,350 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

78% of full-time undergrad Bismarck State College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,946 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 45% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,720 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,646.

Finanical Aid Bismarck State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,946 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,474 26%
Pell Grants $4,472 25%
Other Federal Grants $347 11%
State and Local Grants $2,028 51%
Federal Student Loans $4,720 45%
Other Student Loans $6,646 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Bismarck State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $31,836. The loan balance of $31,836 is a four year multiple of the $7,959 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $304 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $31,836
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $303.75
Total Interest Paid $4,614.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $36,450.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year North Dakota Residents Non Residents
1 $16,334 $18,260
2 $17,467 $19,526
3 $18,678 $20,880
4 $19,973 $22,328

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Bismarck State College to be $65,336 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Bismarck State College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Dakota Residents $161 $483 $644
Out of State Residents $241 $723 $964

Estimated cost for a class at Bismarck State College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Bismarck State College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Bismarck State College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200022 IPEDS survey data for Bismarck State College.