The University Of North Dakota - Online & Distance Education

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Application Deadlines:

  • June 1 (Fall)
  • March 1 (Summer)

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20 Credits
1.5+ Years to Complete
Interact in a Virtual Classroom
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

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Tuition & Assistance Programs

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 all online, semester-based courses no matter where you live!

Academic Year

ND Resident Tuition1

Mandatory Fees2

Online/Distance Course Fees

Estimated Cost3

Graduate $276.07/Credit $56.20/Credit $85.00/Credit $417.27/Credit

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).

Tuition Assistance Programs

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.

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.


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.

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Application Deadlines:

  • June 1 (Fall)
  • March 1 (Summer)