The University of North Dakota is proud to serve those who serve our country. Through UND Online & Distance Education, you can take advantage of convenient programs and services that fit your life as a military service member, veteran, or family member.
Support You Deserve
UND is one of the top schools in the nation for online military-friendly schools, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools, a leading education portal. UND's online programs were ranked #3 in the nation on the Guide’s list after an evaluation of more than 200 accredited online schools.
In addition, UND has been honored as a "Military Friendly School" by Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs magazines, which places the University in the top 15% of colleges, universities, and trade schools who make increased efforts to cater to the military community.
In-State Tuition & Financial Aid
As an active duty U.S. military service member, veteran, North Dakota National Guard member, or spouse, you will be assessed the in-state tuition rate regardless of your residency status. Dependents of active duty U.S. military service members and North Dakota National Guard members also qualify for the in-state tuition rate regardless of residency status.
In addition, you may be eligible for other tuition assistance programs, including:
- Yellow Ribbon Program (Chapter 33 or Post-9/11 GI Bill), in which UND provides up to $12,000 per student each academic year
- Education Benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Tuition Assistance for active members of the Armed Forces and National Guard
- Reserve Tuition Assistance for members of the Selective Reserve
- Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance for spouses and dependents of service members and veterans
- Federal financial aid and scholarship programs (qualifications will vary)
- Monthly housing allowance for service members and veterans enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and taking 100% of their courses online (exceptions may apply)
Contact your military education or veterans' administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance specific to your command. For information about applying for tuition assistance and financial aid programs at the University of North Dakota, review the VA Educational Benefits by Chapter or contact UND Veteran & Military Services.
- Award-winning Veteran & Military Advisor on staff
- Access to student support services, including online tutoring, library, tech support, and advising services.
- Veteran & Military Services and Education Benefits
- Veterans Upward Bound
- Student Success Center
- Adult Re-Entry Program
- ROTC programs (On-Campus)
- Member of the Servicemember's Opportunity College (SOC) Consortium
- Approved to offer courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program since 1974
- Partnered with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for online bachelor's degrees in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
- Accepts academic credit for military experience from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the American Council on Education (ACE)
- Veteran's Services available though Grand Forks County
- A variety of community support networks and associations
- Veterans Affairs clinic located in Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Approximately 2,100 active duty and civilian members stationed at the Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Flexibility You Need
Through interactive online courses or independent study, you can get the education you want with the flexibility you need as a military student.
- Interact with your instructors through a virtual classroom.
- Complete your assignments from anywhere--at the time and place of your choice! Many online courses do not require a set meeting day, time, or location.
- Experience the same quality learning experience as traditional courses.
- Return to service without penalty if you are called to active military duty.
Online Education Designed for You
As a military service member, veteran, or family member, you can begin earning your degree or graduate certificate from the University of North Dakota without interrupting your military life. Programs start each semester, and many do not require you to come to campus at anytime. You will need to follow the admissions requirements for undergraduate or graduate students in order to be accepted to an academic degree or graduate certificate program at UND.
Keep in mind that some distance degree and graduate certificate programs do require minimal on-campus time. This may mean that you will need to travel to Grand Forks, North Dakota, in order to complete your program.
- Learn what active duty and veteran students have to say about their experiences in online graduate programs at UND.
As a military service member, veteran or family member, you can earn academic credit by completing online college credit courses. By registering as a non-degree seeking student, you may take a maximum of 15 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits.
You may be eligible for education benefits or military tuition assistance dependent upon your command and other service factors. Please check with your military education or veterans' administration office prior to registering for online college credit courses. Once you determine your eligibility, you may choose the course(s) you wish to take and contact UND Online & Distance Education to complete your registration.
You have two options for completing courses for college credit:
- Enroll at any time—you don’t need to wait for the next semester to get started!
- Take up to 9 months to complete your course.
- Learn at your own pace – there are no set deadlines for lessons and exams.
- Use military or veterans tuition assistance to help pay for your courses. (Federal financial aid cannot be applied to independent study courses.)
- Enroll by the semester deadline to begin your course.
- Follow the semester’s schedule for completing lessons and exams.
- Use federal financial aid and military or veterans tuition assistance to help pay for your courses.
Upon registration, you will be assessed a 1-time, non-refundable admission fee of $35 (USD). If you plan to earn your degree from UND, you must apply for full admission as a degree-seeking student.
Active Duty Military Personnel
As an active duty military service member, you can prepare to start a new career after service or simply add to your credentials by taking an online training course. You can enroll at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Once you have finished your course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the University of North Dakota for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
You may be eligible for military tuition assistance dependent upon your command. Please check with your education service office prior to registering for online certificate and training programs. Once you determine your eligibility, you may choose the course you wish to take and contact UND Online & Distance Education to complete your registration.