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Admissions Office


Student Center 213

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 1-800-678-5330


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Tuition 2016-2017
NSU offers a quality education at a competitive cost. NSU has been named one of the nation's top regional public schools by U.S. News and World Report for six years in a row. We also offer the largest guaranteed four-year scholarship in the Midwest.



Estimated Costs for 2016-2017

  S.D./N.D./Iowa Resident Minnesota Resident Other Non-Resident
Tuition $6,984 $8,105 $9,900
Fees  903  903  903
Room  3,445  3,445  3,445
Meal Plan  3,539  3,539  3,539


Books and Supplies 

 1,200   1,200   1,200
Estimated Yearly Total  $16,071  $17,192  $18,987


Cost estimates are based on one academic year (two semesters, or 30 credit hours).

Tuition rates and fees are set by the South Dakota Board of Regents and may be revised during the year.
Housing rates are based on a double-occupancy room in a traditional residence hall.

Additional fees may apply to some courses. Contact the Admissions Office for more information. 

Northern State University requires full payment (tuition/fees/room/board) at the start of each semester, the day after census date. Bills are posted online through WebAdvisor about three (3) weeks before start of semester. Payment may be made online through SDePay/WebAdvisor. Credit card payments must be made online. A 2.75 percent service fee will be charged on all credit card payments.



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Costs Per Credit Hour

Undergraduate Tuition 
Costs below do not reflect fees. See Fees for information.
State Employee, ROTC, Teacher Certification
Over 65
North Dakota or Iowa student attending NSU (freshmen and first-time transfers)
Minnesota Reciprocity (thru Summer 2016 term)

Graduate Tuition 

Costs below do not reflect fees. See Fees for information.
State Employee, Teacher Certification
Graduate Assistant
Over 65
Minnesota Reciprocity (thru Summer 2016 term)


Self-Support (off-campus, online and distance education)
Costs below reflect both tuition and fees.
Undergraduate Internet
Undergraduate Distance Education and Centers
Undergraduate Remedial
Undergraduate Teacher Certification
Graduate Internet
Graduate Distance Education and Centers
Graduate Assistant Internet
Externally Supported
​Graduate Teacher Certification ​$289.75