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Undergraduate College Credit Courses
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for online courses is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit, regardless of the total credits in which you are enrolled or your actual residency status.
This means that you will receive the same rate of tuition as a North Dakota student for this online, semester-based course no matter where you live!
Tuition and fees will be billed in August with payment due the first day of the Fall Semester.
ND Resident Tuition1
Online/Distance Course Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Additional program and/or course fees may apply.3
1Online course tuition is not covered under UND’s tuition cap for full-time students. Regardless of how many credits you take per term, you will pay tuition for each online course credit.
2Mandatory student fees are assessed for the first 12 credits you take per Fall or Spring Semester or for the first 9 credits you take per Summer Semester. If you take more credits per term at UND, you will not be assessed for any additional student fees above the mandatory fee cap. Refer to Student Account Services for a full description of mandatory fees.
3UND students fully admitted to select majors may be charged an additional program fee. Refer to Student Account Services for a list of the current semester's program fees. Course fees may vary for courses outside of your program's main department/subject area.
$35 Non-Refundable Admission Fee
If you have not been previously admitted to UND, you will be assessed a 1-time, non-refundable admission fee of $35 (U.S. funds).
Financial Aid & Other Tuition Assistance
Semester-based, online courses are eligible for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
Semester-based, online courses are NOT eligible for any tuition waiver programs at the University of North Dakota (i.e. Cultural Diversity, International, Employee, Graduate), except as required by statute.
In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be:
- fully admitted in a degree or approved graduate certificate program.
- registered for at least 6 credits in each term you apply the aid towards.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UND requires to determine eligibility for all federal and state financial aid. Refer to the UND Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance
UND accepts company payments for employer-provided tuition assistance programs. Contact your human resource department to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
Military & Veterans Tuition Assistance
UND is approved to offer college credit courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.
The University of North Dakota accepts military and veterans tuition assistance. Contact your military education or veterans’ administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
NOTE: Service members and veterans taking 100% of their courses online and who are enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill may also be eligible for a monthly housing allowance. Refer to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for details.
If you are completing a UND degree program through online courses, you may apply for the Ben & Ruth Gustafson Continuing Education Endowment at UND provided by UND Online & Distance Education for non-traditional, distance students.
Textbooks & Materials
Your tuition does not include textbooks or additional materials (noted in your course syllabus). Within 1 to 2 days of processing your registration, you will receive a confirmation letter with instructions on ordering your textbooks.
To get started promptly in your course, you should order your textbooks as soon as possible.
Note: You cannot place your order or pay for your textbooks through UND Online & Distance Education.