North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Fargo, ND, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,265
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,145
$30k - $48k
$11,400
$48k - $75k
$14,730
$75k - $110k
$16,490
$110k+
$17,639
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,294
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,273
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,822
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: ndsu.onestop@ndsu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,666
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,411
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,324
Students receiving state aid
25%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,228
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,411
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,662,886
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,940,699

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,998
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,584
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,425
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$240

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
It is a great place to be, especially in the Midwest region. I love the intramural sports and the wellness center. The library is a great place to study and then come back to my apartment to relax with friends.
Bryce from Woodbury, MN
NDSU is not the costliest of colleges, but you really do get your bang for your buck. It is in a semi-rural area, the professors are very knowledgeable, and the people are just so friendly and welcoming. A great investment for any student.
Sarah from Brooklyn Park, MN
Its much cheaper than my alternative choices, making it worth a look!
Ryan from Fargo, ND
Compared to other colleges and universities, NDSU is a great deal! They really provide you with so many free things, you can't even imagine. The education you get there is really worth your money your spending. Just because it seems like a lot of money now, in the long run it will really help out with your future.
Sadie from Hastings, MN
free movies in the memorial union every week. and most of them are really recent or really good. free bus rides for students to walmart and the mall (whichever you prefer :-) ) free wellness center and classes for students. free laundry for those living in dorms. and an almost endless buffet of food for those on the meal plan. always someone somewhere on campus giving away free t-shirts. free doctor appointments and visits at wellness center. internet service. cheap price for credits when a lot of classes have one on one with the teacher (meaning you will learn and probably retain more information).
Happy Student
NDSU is a school that is well worth its money.
Rebecca from Motley, MN
At NDSU you get your money's worth from the free busing and all the sport events that NDSU puts on. The food is good and there are three dining centers. It offers a great education for a great price.
Kilynn from Oak Grove, MN
The money you pay will be worth it in the long run. Just as long as you try as hard as you can, then you can succeed and make enough money to pay off any money you borrowed. I believe its worth spending money on college, because college will be very beneficial later in life.
Tina from Wahpeton, ND