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North Dakota State University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,949 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,924 tuition
$8,822 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$1,403 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,513 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,488 tuition
$8,822 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$1,403 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,966 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,534 avg)
19% get state aid ($1,830 avg)
32% get institn'l aid ($2,966 avg)
63% get loans ($8,998 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.82% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.93% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,206 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,534 26%
Pell Grants $4,162 26%
Other Federal Grants $389 25%
Institution Grant Aid $2,966 32%
State Grant Aid $1,830 19%
Student Loans $8,998 63%
Federal Loans $7,089 76%
Other Loans $8,224 27%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: January 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: January 1
Does North Dakota State University-Main Campus offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1301 Administration Ave
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701) 231-6200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $305
Out of State $814


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Daniel from Saint Cloud, MN
  • I am a current student here

    For what you pay, NDSU is pretty nice. There is a free bike share, wellness center, great housing, great food, great academics. Fargo is a cool town to be located in and you'll come to love it.

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  • 4
  • Katie from Oak Park, MN
  • I am a current student here

    For a four-year university, NDSU has a decent price for admission. Some of the dining services can get to be a little expensive, but those are optional. For what you pay, you get a lot offered to you. You get into a lot of events free and the wellness center is included in student fees, and is a great facility.

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Mooreton, ND
  • I am a current student here

    The quality of the degree is amazing for what you pay compared to many other top rated universities in the area.

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  • 3
  • Renna from Minnetonka, MN
  • I am a past student here

    For how much I was paying, I was disappointed in the dorms and dining centers. Dorms are dated and the washer and dryer systems was a phenomenal wreck. Dining centers were nice, but restrictions including time and silly rules made many upset. Classes are worth it, except for large lectures. I had multiple classmates that simply never showed up because they didn't have any repercussions for their lack of motivation.

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  • 5
  • Shelby from Andover, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The tuition for NDSU is extremely affordable for how much is offered here and how well-respected of a school it is. It also has reciprocity with Minnesota which is extremely helpful.

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