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.

2016-2017 Costs
Tuition
$6,984
Fees
$903
Room
$3,445
Meal Plan
$3,539
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$16,071
Estimated Yearly Total for SD/ND/Iowa Resident
Tuition
$8,105
Fees
$903
Room
$3,445
Meal Plan
$3,539
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$17,192
Estimated Yearly Total for Minnesota Resident
Tuition
$9,900
Fees
$903
Room
$3,445
Meal Plan
$3,539
Books/Supplies
$1,200
$18,987
Estimated Yearly Total for Non-Resident
Costs per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Tuition 
Costs below do not reflect fees. See Fees for information.
Resident
$232.80
​State Employee, ROTC, Teacher Certification
​$116.40
​Over 65
$128.05
​North Dakota or Iowa student attending NSU (freshmen and first-time transfers)
$232.80
​Non-Resident
$330.00
​Minnesota Reciprocity (thru Summer 2016 term)
​$270.15
Costs below do not reflect fees. See Fees for information.
Resident
                                                                         ​
​$304.60
​State Employee, Teacher Certification
​$152.30
​Graduate Assistant
​$161.45
​Over 65
​$167.55
​Non-Resident
​$576.00
​Minnesota Reciprocity (thru Summer 2016 term)
​$441.35
Costs below reflect both tuition and fees.
Undergraduate Internet
​$333.35
​Undergraduate Distance Education and Centers
​$333.35
​Undergraduate Remedial
​$333.35
Undergraduate Teacher Certification
​$216.95
​Graduate Internet
​$442.05
​Graduate Distance Education and Centers
​$442.05
​Graduate Assistant Internet
​$298.90
​Externally Supported
 
​$298.90
​Graduate Teacher Certification ​$289.75