Regulations Regarding Non-Resident Fees

TUITION FOR NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS (Requirements subject to change without notice. Please visit Student Account Services’ website at: http://und.edu/finance-operations/student-account-services/index.cfm for the most current information.) Non-resident students seeking to declare North Dakota residence for tuition purposes must submit an affidavit of residency online to Student Account Services for the term in which they are currently enrolled within 30 days from the first day of regular term classes. For purposes of determining residency, a resident student is defined by law as follows:

  1. A person whose custodial parent, guardian, or parents have been a legal resident of North Dakota for twelve months or a dependent child whose custodial parent moved into the state with the intent to establish legal residency for a period of years within the last twelve months immediately prior to the beginning of the academic term;
  2. A person eighteen years of age or older who has been a legal resident of North Dakota for twelve months immediately prior to the beginning of the academic term;
  3. A person who graduated from a North Dakota high school;
  4. A full-time active duty member of the armed forces, a member of a North Dakota national guard unit, a member of the armed forces reserve component stationed in North Dakota, or a veteran as defined in NDCC section 37-01-40;
  5. A spouse or a dependent of a full-time active duty member of the armed forces, a member of a North Dakota national guard unit, a member of the armed forces reserve component stationed in North Dakota, or a veteran as defined in NDCC section 37-01-40, provided the veteran is able to transfer entitlement under the Post 9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 [38 U.S.C. 3301];
  6. A benefited employee of the North Dakota university system;
  7. A spouse* or dependent** of a benefited employee of the North Dakota university system;
  8. The spouse of any other person who is a resident for tuition purposes;
  9. Any other person who was a legal resident of this state for at least three consecutive years within six years prior to the beginning of the academic term; or
  10. A child, stepchild, widow, or widower of a veteran as defined in NDCC section 37-01-40 who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, was totally disabled as a result of service-connected cause, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action.

* "Spouse" means both parties to a marriage recognized by the state of North Dakota including those subject to an order of legal separation, but not divorced persons.

** "Dependent" means only a person claimed as a dependent on the most recent federal tax return.

Electronic applications for residency are available online at: http://www.und.edu/finance-operations/student-account-services/residency.cfm.

Legal residence in the State of North Dakota includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following responsibilities and rights:

  1. To vote in general or special elections in the State.
  2. To obtain a North Dakota driver’s license.
  3. To obtain a North Dakota license for any motor vehicle owned.
  4. To file a North Dakota resident income tax return.
  5. To obtain a ND resident game or fishing license after 6 months residency in the state.

International Students: To qualify as a North Dakota resident for tuition purposes, international students who are not refugees must have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card) proving permanent residency or immigrant status and must meet all the other North Dakota residency requirements for tuition purposes. Refugee students should contact Student Account Services for requirements.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
1.800.CALL.UND
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382