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NDSU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Dakota Resident Sticker Price
$23,246
In State Costs for North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,606
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,562
Room and Board $8,878
Other Expenses Budget$3,400
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$27,549
Out of State Costs for North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,909
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,562
Room and Board $8,878
Other Expenses Budget$3,400

Residents of North Dakota pay an annual total price of $23,246 to attend North Dakota State University Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,606 for tuition, $8,878 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $1,562 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $27,549 which is 18.5% higher than North Dakota residents. The tuition charge is $12,909 while room and board is $8,878, books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $1,562.

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 North Dakota State University Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$16,638
Net Price by Income North Dakota State University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,835
$30,001 to $48,000$12,735
$48,001 to $75,000$16,071
$75,001 to $110,000$17,909
$110,000+$19,055

The average reported annual net price for North Dakota State University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,638 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad North Dakota State University Main Campus received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,024 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,142 and 27% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,128.

Finanical Aid North Dakota State University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,024 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,559 66%
Pell Grants $4,233 19%
Other Federal Grants $553 18%
State and Local Grants $2,330 28%
Federal Student Loans $5,142 62%
Other Student Loans $11,128 27%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to North Dakota State University Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,136. The loan balance of $53,136 is a four year multiple of the $13,284 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 $507 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 $53,136
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $506.98
Total Interest Paid $7,701.13
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,837.13

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$92,984
Year North Dakota Residents Non Residents
1 $23,246 $27,549
2 $24,514 $29,052
3 $25,851 $30,636
4 $27,261 $32,307

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at North Dakota State University Main Campus to be $92,984 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.5% 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 North Dakota State University Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Dakota Residents $355 $1,065 $1,420
Out of State Residents $531 $1,593 $2,124

Estimated cost for a class at North Dakota State University Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

North Dakota State University Main Campus Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200332 IPEDS survey data for North Dakota State University Main Campus.