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.

2018-2019 Costs
Tuition
$7,299
Fees
$1,198
Room
$3,706
Meal Plan
$3,755
$15,958

Estimated Yearly Total for SD/ND/Iowa/NE Resident

Books and supplies not included

Tuition
$8,184
Fees
$1,198
Room
$3,706
Meal Plan
$3,755
$16,843

Estimated Yearly Total for Minnesota Resident

Books and supplies not included

Tuition
$10,272
Fees
$1,198
Room
$3,706
Meal Plan
$3,755
$18,931

Estimated Yearly Total for Non-Resident

Books and supplies not included

Costs per Credit Hour
Undergraduate
Resident
$243.30
State employee, ROTC, teacher certification
$121.65
Over 65
$133.85
North Dakota or Iowa student attending NSU (freshmen and first-time transfers)
$243.30
Nonresident
$342.40
Minnesota reciprocity (through Summer 2019 Term)
$272.80
Graduate
Resident
$319.40
State employee, teacher certification
$159.70
Graduate Assistant
$169.30
Over 65
$175.70
Nonresident
$596.30
Minnesota reciprocity (through Summer 2019 Term)
$471.45

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

Off Campus, Online & Distance Education
Undergraduate Internet
$340.05
Undergraduate Distance Education and Centers
$340.05
Undergraduate Remedial
$340.05
Undergraduate Teacher Certification
$218.40
Graduate Internet
$450.90
Graduate Distance Education and Centers
$450.90
Graduate Assistant Internet
$300.80
Externally Supported
$300.80
Graduate Teacher Certification
$291.20

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.