Business Affairs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are due 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 their Campus Connection. Payments can be made on Campus Connection through the Financial Account tile and selecting Pay Online Now. 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 (Per Credit Hour)

Undergraduate Resident Tuition (U.S. citizen or permanent resident of any state in the United States and the District of Columbia, along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan)
International Tuition
**This includes online, distance education, directed study and internship courses.

Other Mandatory Fees (Per Credit Hour)

(Fees are only charged on the first 12 credit hours)

Student Fee $40.03
Technology Fee $23.11
Connect ND Fee $5.50
NDSA Fee $0.04

** Dickinson State University caps the billing of fees 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 $336.67

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 $124.50
Course Challenge Fee, 50% of regular tuition, per semester hour (non-refundable) Resident $124.50
Parking Fee, per academic year $40.00
Recording Fee, per semester hour $124.50
Fall Semester International Health Insurance $896.00
Spring semester International Health Insurance $1,474.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00
New Student Fee
New Student - International Fee

The student accepts responsibility for payment of tuition and fees when they enroll 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.

Refunds for Tuition and Fees

Students who register at Dickinson State University and decide to withdraw must contact the Office of Student Affairs to complete the withdrawal form.

For students who choose to withdraw from the University after registration of the fall or spring semester, refunds will be issued based upon the number of instructional weeks attended. The complete North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policy 830.2 may be viewed at North Dakota University System’s website under Policies and Procedures.

% Semester Completed                                                                                                      Refund

0 - 8.99%


9% - 34.99%


35% - 59.99%


More than 59.99%


Students who choose to drop a course or courses but remain enrolled, will receive refunds based on the following percentages:

% Semester Completed                                                                                                      Refund

0 - 8.99%


More than 59.99%


**There will be no refund of fees if you remain enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Students with Outstanding Balances

A student who has an outstanding balance from a preceding semester will not be eligible to register for classes for the next semester.

Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations

Registration of Vehicles

Every student and employee must have a parking permit to park on campus. A Student Parking Permit is $40 and paid at the beginning of the fall semester. Student Parking Permits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Parking permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror so that the permit number faces toward the windshield. An individual must have her/his vehicle registered with DSU Emergency Management, located in the Student Center, room 109 to park on campus. Online purchasing for parking permits will be available July 1, 2022.

Purchase A Permit

  1. Log-in to Campus Connection
  2. Click on the Student Self Service Icon
  3. Follow this path: Parking>Parking System>Log in>Get Permits
  4. Select Permit and Permit Agreement
  5. Add vehicle(s) to permit.
  6. If no plate is present, the last 8 of the vehicle identification number (VIN) should be temporarily used.

    1. For the state select “Missing Plate”
    2. Once plate is known, add vehicle with new plate information.

   7. View Cart and select Pay Now

   8.Payment Receipt

   9.Official Permits –

    • - Pick up at DSU Office of Emergency Management in the Student Center, 109.

General Regulations

Parking areas:

1. A current and valid DSU parking permit is required and must be appropriately displayed on all vehicles parked on the DSU Campus.

2. Employee Parking: To be used by Dickinson State University employees only (does not include student employees).

3. Visitor Parking: Not to be used by either students or employees.

4. Open Parking: Area not designated as visitor, employee, or permit parking.

5. Handicapped Parking (marked with blue curbside paint and/or cross-marks indicated by wheelchair access sign): To be used only by vehicles displaying a handicapped parking permit.

6. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense for parking in fire lanes and for the purpose of snow removal if parked in an area not designed for overnight parking.

7. No parking on Campus Drive from 2:00 - 6:00 a.m. for snow removal. 

Drivers of vehicles shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.


Penalties and Enforcement

Fines for violations of parking regulations on campus are $20. Fines for parking in designated handicapped parking areas are $100. 

Appeals on parking violations must be brought to the Office of Emergency Management within three school days of their receipt.

Unpaid violations will result in the University placing a hold on transcripts until fines are paid. Any vehicles with unpaid violations or continued violations (3 or more) may result in booting or towing of the vehicle from the campus at the owner’s expense.

If the vehicle is towed it will not be returned to the owner until all fines are paid in full including the tow and impound fee. A hold will also be placed on the student account until all fines are paid in full.

If a vehicle is booted (auto boot attaches to the front or rear tire preventing the moving of the vehicle) the boot will not be removed until all parking fines are paid in full.

An auto boot will be applied to a vehicle after the 3rd unpaid parking violation has been issued. A brightly colored warning sticker will be affixed to the driver side window, alerting the owner that an auto boot has been applied. If the owner of the vehicle has not contacted DSU Office of Emergency Management to have the boot removed within 3 business days, the vehicle will be towed.

Tampering with, damaging or removing the parking boot is punishable criminally under North Dakota Century Code 12.1-21-05, Criminal Mischief.

The auto boot will be removed provided all fines are paid in full and a receipt showing payment in full or a satisfactory payment agreement is made with the Office of Emergency Management.

Vehicles in No Parking Zones including Fire Lanes are subject to towing without notice. The individual assumes all costs of towing.

Guest Parking

Visitor Permit

Temporary parking permits (Visitor) may be obtained for a vehicle that is to be parked on campus for only a few days. Visitor permits may be picked up in the Office of Emergency Management.

All campus property requires a permit with the following exceptions:

1. Visitor designated zones which have permanent signs.

2. Event parking areas that will have temporary sandwich board parking in place.

3. Open Parking Areas: The lower parking lot to the south of the Student Center across from the DSU Heritage Foundation on 8th and Wienbergen North parking lot on Pulver Dr.

For specific parking questions or requests, call the Office of Emergency Management at 701-483-2407 or the on-duty phone at 701-290-1068.