General Information

When applying to an institution of higher education, it is important to keep in mind the financial responsibilities you will have once you begin classes. As a part of the North Dakota University System (NDUS), Dickinson State University is committed to providing you with the resources and assistance you need to fully understand these responsibilities.

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.

Tuition and fees will be collected approximately the 10th day of class each semester and will be charged based on your residency.

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

ResidencyAmount per Credit (including mandatory fees)Full Time Enrollment (13 credits) for one semester (including mandatory fees)
ND Resident303.403944.20
MN Reciprocity333.504335.50
Distance Education/Online*303.403944.20

Note: Additional course/class and or program fees may be charged based on the student's enrollment.

*Online courses, directed study and/or IVN classes are assessed a fee of $49.03, which is not included in the above rates. 

Mandatory Fees

Room and Meal Plan Costs

Current Housing Prices (2019-2020 Academic Year)

DeLong$1,515.00 per semester
($3,030.00 per year)


$1,724.00 per semester
($3,448.00 per year)

Meal Plan Costs (2018-2019 Academic Year)

PlanCost Per Semester
18/7 Access

$2,119.00 per semester ($4,238.00 per year)

**option for student living on-campus**

18/5 Access

$1,986.00 per semester ($3,972.00 per year)

**faculty/staff, commuter student, and community option**

18/3 Access

$1,059.00 per semester ($2,118.00 per year)

**faculty/staff and commuter student, and community option**

**Day passes and ala carte pricing will be available**

***100 block meal plan available for commuters only***

Payment Information

You are responsible for making your payments by the specified due dates. 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 student account, 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

To view the DSU academic calendar click here.

Refunds for Courses Dropped

Dickinson State University 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 classes) 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 for the duration of the semester.
  • No refund for the class if it is more than 8.99% complete.
    • Although a refund will not be granted if the class is more than 8.99% complete, you may add the same number of hours at no charge if the added class has the same instruction delivery mode (ex: online course for online course).

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 are 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 

Please select the Declaration of Finance that applies to you:

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