Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  General payment information 

  • Students are required to monitor their own financial account. Tuition and fees will be collected approximately the 10th day of class each semester. Statements will not be mailed. The student is responsible to make the payment by the due date
  • The account balance may be found on the Campus Connection Site by clicking on Student Center > Account Inquiry under Finances section
  • Failure to pay by the due date may result in late fees, holds, and/or registration cancellations
  • Payments can be made in person, online through student's account, by mail, or by phone. We accept cash, personal check or e-check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
  • If choosing to mail the payment, please send to Dickinson State University, Attn: Business Affairs, 291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601


Payment dates and deadlines 

Spring 2015

  • Tuition and fees are due by January 28, 2015 for spring 2015.
  • Last day to drop 16-week course class to receive a refund is January 22, 2015 for spring 2015
  • Last day to drop a first 8-week course class to receive a refund is January 15, 2015 for spring 2015
  • Last day to drop a second 8-week course class to receive a refund is  March 13, 2015 for spring 2015

Summer 2015

  • Tuition and fees are due by June 2, 2015 for summer 2015.
  • Last day to drop a summer course class to receive a refund is May 28, 2015 for summer 2015

Tuition and mandatory fees by residency

Late payment charges 

  • All accounts that are thirty days past due will be accessed a 1.75% monthly late fee until paid in full


  • DSU follows the North Dakota University Systems's refund policy and procedures for "Dropping classes" and "Withdrawing from the semester". This policy may be viewed at here. These are complicated issues and the refunds are based on class length. Information regarding the differences between drops and withdrawals follow:
    • Class Drops: Students who drop a class or classes and remain in school with fewer than 12 hours will receive refunds based upon the following schedule:
      • Class length (including all calendar days) 0 - 8.99% will received 100% refund
      • Thereafter, no refund is granted
      • **Please note that although a refund will not be granted after the 8.99% of class length, the student may add the same number of hours at no charge if the added class has the same instruction delivery mode i.e. online for online or traditional classroom for traditional classroom.
    • Term Withdrawal: Refunds are granted based upon the Instructional weeks attended. If a student wishes to withdraw from all classes and will not be receiving any credit for any class(es) within that semester, it will be processed as a withdrawal. If a student is enrolled in one class and withdraws, it will be considered a withdrawal from the semester. Once a withdrawal is processed, the student cannot re-enroll for that semester. The following schedule applies to term withdrawals:
      • Percentage of Refund based on Class Length (actual calendar days including weekends)
        • 0 - 8.99% = 100%
        • 9 - 34.99% = 75%
        • 35 - 59.99% = 50%
        • 60 - 100% = 0%
      • **Please note that students living in campus housing must check out and the refund will be based upon the housing refund schedule