Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The academic year is divided into two semesters (fall and spring semesters) of sixteen weeks each. Some programs offer two 8-week terms within the fall and spring semester. In addition, there is an annual summer term of eight weeks. Tuition and fees must be paid at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition and fees for all students are due at the beginning of each semester and must be paid in full at the Business Office within the first 12 class days of the semester; MSU does not issue paper statements; students are responsible for checking their account in Campus Connection. Students who do not pay their tuition and fees in full on or prior to the 12th day of classes are withdrawn from their classes and will incur a reinstatement fee. Please note that tuition policies are subject to change or suspension without advance notice by action of either Minot State University or the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

All admitted graduate students and non-degree students taking graduate course(s) pay graduate fees for graduate course work. The current tuition and fee amounts are available on the MSU Website under the Business Office, Student Information.

Part-time enrollments are pro-rated. Tuition and fees are due in full by the payment deadline at the beginning of each semester.

Distant education courses may charge additional tuition called an access fee. Current tuition and fees are available on the MSU Website under the Business Office, Student Information.

Other Fees

Application for admission fee (non-refundable) $35.00
Continuing Enrollment fee $200.00 per semester
Commencement fee for regalia Contact MSU Bookstore

Cancellation Policy

Registrations will be cancelled for those students who have not paid tuition and fees or requested a deferment by the payment deadline. A fee of $150 will be assessed to be reinstated in classes. If you need to request a payment deferment, please contact the Business Office.

Veterans Certification

A graduate student who wishes to receive educational benefits from the Veterans Administration must have his/her enrollment certified by the Minot State University Veterans Center to receive appropriate benefits.

Auditing Course Fee (on-campus courses)

The audit fee shall be a minimum of 50% of the regular, per hour tuition charge for the same course.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Refunds on Class Changes

Any student who drops a class during the first 8.999% of the class days of a term will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the credit hours attributable to the class or classes dropped. After the first 8.999% of the class days of a term, there will be no refund for a class which is dropped. However, classes of the same or fewer credits may be substituted when added prior to the 8.999% deadline for the dropped class at no additional tuition and fee charge. If added classes result in an increase in credit hours, or if an added class requires special course fees, the institution will charge the student for the additional credits and any special course fee.

Refunds for Officially Withdrawing Students

Any student who withdraws from MSU will receive a refund of tuition and fees according to the schedule below. Tuition and fees will be refunded based on the percentage which coincides with the exact day of the term in which the student formally withdraws.

Percentage of Completed Class Days Refund Percentage
0-8.999% 100%
9.0–34.999% 75%
35.0–59.999% 50%
60.0–100.0% 0%

Refunds are calculated from the day classes commence to the date of application in writing and not from the date of last attendance at classes.


The tuition and fees listed on the previous page include the student activity fees, technology fees and the ConnectND fees. The tuition and fees listed exclude additional fees such as distance education access fees, special course fees to cover added and unique costs of the course, program fees for nursing and clinical lab science, parking permits, etc.