Tuition rates and fees are approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents and may be revised during the year. NSU requires full payment (tuition/fees/room/board) at the start of each semester, the day after census date.

General Activity Fee: per credit hour for all classes taught on campus
The general activity fee (GAF) supports student functions related to the co-curricular activities and other student life services of the institution. Examples of activities funded by GAF are student organizations, cultural events, homecoming, student government, yearbooks, student newspapers, student activities, administration and operational expenses for student unions, athletics and intramurals.
Exchange Program Fee: per credit hour for all classes taught on campus for students enrolled in the foreign exchange program
Application Fee: Undergraduate
Application Fee: Graduate
​The application for admission must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee. ​ ​
International Student Fee: Covers expenses associated with correspondence and reviewing, processing and updating the necessary information and paperwork associated with international students. Fee is per semester.
Credit by Exam: per course
Testing Fees: ACCUPLACER, Technology Re-Test (per test)
Special Discipline Fees: Per Credit Hour
Special discipline fees shall be used to purchase instructional equipment and pay other operating costs for the benefit of students enrolled in the discipline.
  • Business
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Math, Statistics, Fine Arts
  • E-Learning
  • Counseling
Professional Education Majors Fee
  • Sophomore/Junior Field Experience: per semester
  • ​Senior Field Experience: per semester
  • ​Master's Level Internship: one time
Automobile Registration: per year
  • ​Unrestricted Permit
  • ​Spring semester only
Teacher Placement: each credential re-activation