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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

North Dakota State College of Science tuition is $4,188 per year for in-state residents. This is 19% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 19% more expensive than the average North Dakota tuition of $3,515 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in North Dakota amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $11,178 which represents a 167% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $692 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,880.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,158 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Wahpeton should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,402 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,402 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state North Dakota residents to go to North Dakota State College of Science is $15,440 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have North Dakota residence can expect a one year cost of $22,430.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for North Dakota State College of Science and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for North Dakota State College of Science
Estimated Budgets
North Dakota Resident Total Budget $15,440
   In-State Tuition$4,188
   Other Fees$692
   Room and Board$6,158
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,402
   Books and Supplies$1,000

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,440 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported North Dakota State College of Science net price for in-state students is $10,089* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

64% of North Dakota State College of Science students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,661. 35 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,940. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend North Dakota State College of Science, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for North Dakota State College of Science
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,089*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid64%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,661
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants35%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,940

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,076
$30,001 to $48,000$7,642
$48,001 to $75,000$10,837
$75,001 to $110,000$12,273
$110,000+$13,106

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,440 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,440. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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45%
25%

Grants and Scholarships

 30% - $3,661

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, North Dakota State College of Science or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 45% - $5,396

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 25% -  $2,981

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. North Dakota State College of Science
Minnesota State Community and Technical College15.1% more expensive
Sisseton Wahpeton College10.5% less expensive
Alexandria Technical & Community College15% more expensive
Lake Area Technical Institute34.7% less expensive
Ridgewater College23.2% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at North Dakota State College of Science.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at North Dakota State College of Science is $30,880 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,365 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $18,730**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at North Dakota State College of Science.

North Dakota Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,094
North Dakota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,720
Non-North Dakota Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,589
Non-North Dakota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,215

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at North Dakota State College of Science are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at North Dakota State College of Science
Price per credit hour for North Dakota residents$131
Cost for one class for North Dakota residents (3 credit hours)$393
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$350
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,050
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,400

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 66% of North Dakota State College of Science students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,396.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for North Dakota State College of Science? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $18,730, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $23,239.63. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at North Dakota State College of Science. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 64% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,365. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our North Dakota State College of Science student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

North Dakota State College of Science Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$193.66
Amount Borrowed$18,730.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,509.63
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$23,239.63

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend North Dakota State College of Science? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending North Dakota State College of Science, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $23,239.63 would be needed to afford a $193.66 monthly payment in the example $18,730.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to North Dakota State College of Science in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,588 to $4,188. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $30,880.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for North Dakota State College of Science.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$20,198$40,397
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$25,779$51,558
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $32,901$65,802
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $38,087$76,174

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at North Dakota State College of Science to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 107 1% costlier
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's Degree 41 11% costlier
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 40 7% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 37 24% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 25 15% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 22 4% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 20 30% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 9% costlier
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology Associate's Degree 18 33% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 18 11% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 16 11% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 14 13% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 14 13% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 14 10% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 11 23% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 17% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 23% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 14% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 13% costlier
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 9 25% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 22% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 28% costlier
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 17% costlier
Building Construction Technology Associate's Degree 7 15% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 10% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 5 21% costlier
Nanotechnology Associate's Degree 4 39% costlier
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other Associate's Degree 4 29% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 2 20% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 1 24% costlier

Calculators

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About North Dakota State College of Science

North Dakota State College of Science is a two year community college located in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  Full time enrollment is 1,753 and part time is 1,250.  North Dakota State College of Science has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about North Dakota State College of Science at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
North Dakota State College of Science
800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota
58076-0002

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

North Dakota State College of Science is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

North Dakota State College of Science cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200305 IPEDS survey data.