Initial Determination of Residency Status


The State of North Dakota has established specific laws and entered into contractual agreements with other states to offer discounted tuition for those who qualify. Per NDUS policy 504, Dickinson State University uses the common application for admission to determine initial residency for incoming students. All applicants are assumed to be non-residents for initial residency unless sufficient evidence is provided on the application for admission. Knowingly providing inaccurate information of making false statements in answering questions regarding residency may result in prosecution in North Dakota for a class A misdemeanor.

Individuals who indicate in their application for admission that they are not a U.S. citizen, but hold permanent residency, must provide proof of a valid alien registration number prior to enrollment.