Tuition and Costs

NSU has received accolades for affordability from U.S. News & World Report and College Choice. And when you compare the quality of education and our reasonable costs, it’s easy to see that NSU is truly one of the best in bargains in higher education.

Still, we understand that cost is a major concern for most students and their families. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, totaling more than $18.5 million annually – from scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

2017-2018 Costs
Tuition
$7,191
Fees
$1,089
Room
$3,640
Meal Plan
$3,650
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$16,770
Estimated Yearly Total for SD/ND/Iowa Resident
Tuition
$8,157
Fees
$1,089
Room
$3,640
Meal Plan
$3,650
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$17,736
Estimated Yearly Total for Minnesota Resident
Tuition
$10,121
Fees
$1,089
Room
$3,640
Meal Plan
$3,650
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$19,700
Estimated Yearly Total for Non-Resident
Costs per Credit Hour
Undergraduate
Resident
$239.70
State employee, ROTC, teacher certification
$119.85
Over 65
$131.85
North Dakota or Iowa student attending NSU (freshmen and first-time transfers)
$239.70
Nonresident
$337.35
Minnesota reciprocity (through Summer 2018 Term)
$275.70
Graduate
Resident
$314.70
State employee, teacher certification
$157.35
Graduate Assistant
$166.80
Over 65
$173.10
Nonresident
$587.50
Minnesota reciprocity (through Summer 2018 Term)
$454.10

Costs above do not reflect fees. See Fees for information.

Off Campus, Online & Distance Education
Undergraduate Internet
$335.00
Undergraduate Distance Education and Centers
$335.00
Undergraduate Remedial
$335.00
Undergraduate Teacher Certification
$215.15
Graduate Internet
$444.25
Graduate Distance Education and Centers
$444.25
Graduate Assistant Internet
$296.35
Externally Supported
$296.35
Graduate Teacher Certification
$286.90

These rates reflect total per credit hour. No additional fees will be assessed.

Costs by Program

We've calculated approximate cost and average cost per credit for each NSU degree program.