Northern State University

NSU Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does Northern State University Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for Northern State University, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. In this NSU cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does NSU Charge for Tuition?

$8,750 In-State Tuition & Fees
$11,821 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Northern State University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $11,821 in 2019-2020. If you were a South Dakota resident, the yearly charges were $8,750.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $10,611 $1,210 $11,821
In-State $7,540 $1,210 $8,750

Northern State University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Northern State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do NSU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,609 a year. With an average cost of $11,821 in tuition and fees for undergraduate students, Northern State University is inexpensive when compared to the national average.

In-state undergrads in South Dakota pay an average of $16,509 for tuition and fees. In-state undergraduates at NSU pay about $8,750 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

The chart below shows how NSU compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

Nationwide Plains States South Dakota
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Average
In-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Northern State University Financial Aid.

NSU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.87% In-State Tuition Increase
1.79% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$37,348 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 1.87% for the past five years, South Dakota residents could expect to pay $9,080 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at NSU would be $18,329, and $37,348 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 1.79% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $12,249 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $24,717 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at NSU, and $50,329 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at NSU.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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