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Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for the distance engineering program is based on residency.
NOTE: If you are an active duty military member, a veteran, a ND National Guard member, or a spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces, you may qualify for a tuition-waiver program that is equivalent to the tuition charged to North Dakota residents, regardless of your residency status. In addition, if you are a dependent of an active duty U.S. military member or a ND National Guard member, you also may qualify for the in-state tuition rate. For eligibility information, view the UND Military Tuition website.
Online/Distance Course Fees3
South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, UND Alumni, WUE, MSEP+
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Additional program fees apply.4
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.
3You will be assesed an additional $100.00 per credit for all lab courses.
4UND students fully admitted to the engineering program are charged an additional program fee of $25/credit.
+Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) states include:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In addition, residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands as well as Pacific Island U.S. territories and free-standing states are included.
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) states include:
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
$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.
Tax Benefits for Education
To assist with your education expenses, you may qualify for a variety of tax credits and deductions. For example, you may qualify for the Lifetime Learning Credit, which allows you to claim up to $2,000 for qualified education expenses on your federal tax return.
For complete details, review the IRS's Information Center on Tax Benefits for Education.