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Fees 2014-2015
Tuition rates and fees are approved by the Board of Regents and may be revised during the year.
(Click HERE for detailed information on tuition costs.) 
 
Northern State University requires full payment (tuition/fees/ room/board) at the time of fee payment the first week of each semester. 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. Registration will be canceled for students who fail to pay their fees on time unless arrangements are made with the Finance Office.
 
Late Charges will be assessed to students if no payment or financial arrangement to pay is received on accounts that have been billed and a due date has been established.
If no payment or financial arrangement to pay is received by the established deadline, a late payment charge may be assessed on accounts of less than $100 and will be assessed on accounts more than $100 as follows:
 
      • $10 on accounts with a balance of less than $100
      • $30 on accounts with a balance of $100 to $1,000
      • $50 on accounts with a balance greater than $1,000
 
A late payment fee may be assessed each time payment is not received by the established due date noted on the bill or deferral agreement.
 
 
University Support Fee: per credit hour for all classes taught on campus
  • South Dakota, Minnesota and N.D. residents - freshmen and first-time transfers:
  $90.30
  • Non-residents:
  $106.30
The university support fee (USF) supports the instructional and administrative service areas related to the institutional mission. Examples of areas funded by USF are direct instruction, libraries, computer centers, admissions, registration, financial aid, administrative offices, general institutional expenses, and the payment of debt incurred for the construction, maintenance, repair, and equipping of campus buildings. Also used to augment faculty salaries to be comparable with like positions in the region.
General Activity Fee: per credit hour for all classes taught on campus
$28.70
The general activity fee (GAF) supports student functions related to the co-curricular activities and other student life services of the institution. Examples of activities funded by GAF are student organizations, cultural events, homecoming, student government, yearbooks, student newspapers, student activities, administration and operational expenses for student unions, athletics and intramurals.
Application Fee: Undergraduate
$20.00
Application Fee: Graduate
$35.00
The application for admission must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee.
International Student Fee: per semester
$100.00
Credit by Exam: per course
$90.75
Transcript
$5.00
      • each additional transcript, per request
$2.50
Testing Fees: COMPASS, Proficiency, Technology Re-Test (Per Test)
$17.00
Lab Course Fee
$56.40
Designed to provide laboratory and disposable supplies used in science labs and for the direct support of academic computing and the computer infrastructure in the computer labs, and art supplies for designated classes.
Business Special Discipline Fee: fee per credit hour for all business classes (Undergraduate)
(Graduate)
 
$28.65
$51.40
 
 
 
Special Discipline Fees shall be used to purchase instructional equipment and pay other operating costs of students enrolled in the discipline.
 
Music Special Discipline Fee: fee per credit hour for all music classes (Undergraduate)
 
Professional Education Majors Fee
$12.55
      • Sophomore/Junior Field Experience: per semester
$164.35
      • Senior Field Experience: per semester
$328.95
      • Master's Level Internship: one time
$164.35
Automobile Registration: per year
$59.00
      • Spring semester only
$29.50
Teacher Placement: each credential re-activation
$20.00