Tuition and Costs

Quality education, affordable price

At Northern, we’re known for being one of the best values in the region, but we know that cost is still a major concern for most families.

We’re here to help.

Most of our students - about four out of five - receive some form of financial assistance. Our financial aid staff can guide you through the process, talking with you one-on-one about our scholarships and grants.

Is college worth the price?

We think so - in fact, it’s worth $500 more each week. That’s how much more you’ll earn, on average, with a bachelor’s degree compared to just completing high school. That’s:

  • $26,000 more each year
  • $1 million more in a 40-year career.

More data can be found at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2022-2023 Undergraduate Costs
Tuition
$7,615
Fees
$1,228
Room *
$3,942
Meal Plan *
$3,668
$16,453

Est. Yearly Total for Residents of: SD/ND/IA/NE/CO/WY/MT

Tuition
$9,562
Fees
$1,228
Room *
$3,942
Meal Plan *
$3,668
$18,400

Estimated Yearly Total for Minnesota Resident

Reciprocity rate effective through Summer 2022
Tuition
$10,717
Fees
$1,228
Room *
$3,942
Meal Plan *
$3,668
$19,555

Estimated Yearly Total for Non-Resident

* Room and meal plan totals based on a double-occupancy room in McArthur-Welsh Hall and the Wolf Pack Weekly meal plan. Rates vary.

 

 

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance
Estimated annual expenses we recommend you budget for (not included in the figures above):
  • Books/supplies: $1,200
  • Transportation: $2,200
  • Personal: $2,400

Tuition Rates per Credit
Undergraduate On-Campus 2022-23

Costs below do not include all fees. See Fees for discipline-specific fees.

Resident
$253.85
SD Advantage Resident tuition rate is available to residents of North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado
$253.85
Child of Alumni Resident tuition rate is available to children of NSU alumni
$253.85
Minnesota Reciprocity  Rate is updated annually by the end of August
$304.98
Non-Resident
$357.25
State employee, ROTC, Guard STA 50%
$126.95
Certified Teacher
$126.95
Over 65
$139.60
Active Duty Military - Non-Resident
$250.00
Department of Defense Civilian - Non-Resident
$357.25
Graduate On-Campus 2022-23

Costs below do not include all fees. See Fees for discipline-specific fees.

Resident 
$333.25
Western Regional Graduate Program States (WRGP)
$333.25
Graduate Assistant - Resident and WRGP
$176.60
Graduate Assistant - Non-Resident
$209.95
Minnesota Reciprocity  Rate is updated annually by the end of August
$525.84
Non-Resident
$622.15
State Employee
$166.65
Certified Teacher
$166.65
Over 65
$183.30
Active Duty Military - Non-Resident
$300.00
Department of Defense Civilian - Non-Resident
$622.15
Online (internet) and Off-Campus 2022-23

Costs below do not include all fees. See Fees for discipline-specific fees.

Undergraduate
$354.75
Undergraduate Qualified Veteran
$100.90
Undergraduate Certified Teacher
$227.85
Undergraduate Guard STA 50%
$227.85
Undergraduate Active Duty Military
$250.00
Undergraduate Spouse and Dependent of Active Military at EAFB & Int., DOD Civilian
$354.75
Undergraduate Externally Supported (Huron Community Campus, Rising Scholars)
$40.00
Undergraduate High School Dual Credit  $96.67 of the rate is paid by the S.D. Dept. of Education
$145.00
Graduate
$470.45
Graduate Assistant
$313.80
Graduate Certified Teacher
$303.85
Graduate Active Duty Military
$470.45
Graduate Spouse and Dependent of Active Military at EAFB & Int., DOD Civilian
$470.45
Graduate Externally Supported (Huron Community Campus, Externally-Supported Workshops)
$40.00