Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be collected through the Office of Business Affairs, May Hall, Room 109, approximately the 10th day of class each semester. Informational materials publish the specific days at the beginning of each semester. Dickinson State University does not send out paper bills; instead, students may access their account through the Campus Connection link on the Dickinson State University homepage. Outstanding balances not paid on the designated days will be assessed a late fee of 1.75% per month. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, cash, and checks are all accepted as forms of payment. North Dakota University System policy prohibits granting credit of any kind. All fees and method of assessing tuition are subject to change without notice.

Tuition - Undergraduate

(Full time student taking 12 credit hours per semester)

Resident Tuition $2,779
South Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba Non-Resident Fees $3,474
Minnesota Non-Resident Fees $3,112
Non-Resident (WUE and MHEC) $4,168
International $4,585

Other Mandatory Fees

(Full time student taking 12 credit hours per semester)

Student Fee $466.32
Technology Fee $72.00
Connect ND Fee $66.00
NDSA Fee $.48

** Dickinson State University caps the billing of traditional classroom courses at 12 credit hours per semester. Part-time students taking 11 or fewer hours are billed on a per-credit hour basis.

Tuition - Graduate (per credit hour)

All Residencies $311.27

Online, Distance Education, Direct Study and Internship Courses (per credit hour)

Distance Education Tuition** $231.57
Student Fee $38.87
Access Fee** $49.03
Technology Fee $6.00
Connect ND Fee $5.50
NDSA Fee $.04

**The tuition and access fee are not subject to the 12 credit hour cap.  An access fee will be charged for the following category of courses: Directed Study, Independent Study, Internship, and Online courses. This fee will be paid above and beyond that flat tuition rate for 12 semester hours and may result in an increase in the total tuition billed to the student.

The only exception made for non-payment of this special access fee would be if the course to be offered as Directed Study, Independent Study, Internship, or in an Online format is specifically mandated for graduation within a major, and has not been offered in the regular schedule within the previous two years, i.e., internships required for business majors and offered on a regular basis will not be charged an access fee. Exceptions for payment of the access fee for these courses will be very limited with each exception being granted on a case-by-case basis.

Special Course and Program Fees

Several courses may have class/course fees or a program fee. Check the registration materials for special class/course fees.

Miscellaneous Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable) $35.00
Audit Fee, 50% of regular tuition, per semester hour (non-refundable) Resident $111.33
Course Challenge Fee, 50% of regular tuition, per semester hour (non-refundable) Resident $111.33
Parking Fee, per academic year $40.00
Recording Fee, per semester hour $111.33
Fall Semester International Health Insurance $661.00
Spring semester International Health Insurance $2,496.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00

The student accepts responsibility for payment of tuition and fees when he/she enrolls in classes at Dickinson State University. All costs incurred in the collection of financial obligations to the University will be the responsibility of the student.