Tuition and Fees

Dickinson State University is committed to providing you access to excellent education at an affordable price. The simple tuition model makes it easy for you to plan. Tuition is charged per credit hour and mandatory fees are applied only to the first 12 credits per semester.

The tuition and fees listed here are for the 2020-21 academic year, which begins in fall 2020. The information provided is to help you estimate your overall costs. Fees and other financial information on the website are subject to change.

Some courses and specialized programs may have additional fees.

Undergraduate Resident: ND, MN, MT, SD, MB, SK$249 per credit hour
Undergraduate Non-Resident: All other states and international$319 per credit hour
Graduate$336.67 per credit hour
Mandatory Fees$68.68*  per credit hour 

*Fees are only charged on the first 12 credit hours per semester

Mandatory Fees

Tuition Example

Example based on 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees based on enrollment in 15 credit hours.


Cost Per Semester

Tuition Resident*: ND, MN, MT, SD, MB, SK


Tuition Non-Resident*: All other states and International


Housing and Dining Plans**


Mandatory Fees


*These are representative tuition costs based on 15 credits per semester. A full-time undergraduate student averages 15 credit hours per semester or 30 credit hours per year.  Actual tuition costs will vary based on an individual student's credit load.

**Based on a double room and 7 day all-access plan option; rates will differ for students who live in suites or single rooms, and for those who choose other meal plans.

Housing and Dining

DSU is dedicated to providing our students with a secure environment to encourage learning and personal growth. Through on-campus living, you’ll learn how to contribute to a community of fellow students and professionals from different locations around the world.

Learn more about our housing and dining options and pricing

Payment Information

You are required to monitor your own financial account on Campus Connection, as financial statements will not be mailed out. Your student account balance may be found by clicking Student Center > Account Inquiry on the Finances section.

Failure to make payments by the due date may result in late fees, account holds, and/or registration cancellations. All accounts with payments that are thirty days past due will be charged a 1.75% monthly late fee until paid in full.

Payments can be made in person at the Business Affairs office (May Hall room 107), online through your account on Campus Connection, by mail, or by phone. Accepted payment methods include cash, personal check or e-check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Please send mailed payments to:

Dickinson State University
Attn: Business Affairs
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Important Dates and Deadlines

Find the DSU academic calendar here.

Refunds for Courses Dropped

DSU follows the North Dakota University System’s refund policy and procedure for dropping classes and withdrawing from a semester. Refunds are based on the amount of time that has passed since the first day of classes for that semester (including all calendar days).

Class Drops

If you drop a class (or multiple) and remain in school with fewer than 12 credits you will receive a refund based upon the following schedule:

  • 100% refund for the class if it is between 0% and 8.99% complete.
  • No refund for the class if it is more than 8.99% complete.

Term Withdrawal

If you wish to drop all classes and will not receive any credit for any class during that semester, your action will be classified as a withdrawal, even if you were enrolled in only one class. Once a withdrawal has been processed, you cannot re-enroll for that semester.

If you withdraw from all classes you will receive a refund based upon the following schedule:

  • 100% refund for the semester if it is between 0% and 8.99% complete.
  • 75% refund for the semester if it is between 9% and 34.99% complete.
  • 50% refund for the semester if it is between 35% and 59.99% complete.
  • No refund for the semester if it is more than 59.99% complete.

Students living on-campus must check out and the refund will be based upon the housing refund schedule.

Declaration of Finance for International Students

Students coming to DSU from another country must submit a Declaration of Finance form as part of their application process.

Please select the form that applies to you:

You can complete and upload the form in your application or e-mail the form to