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Program Costs

The type of program that you select can have a big effect on how the costs are set up, how payments are made, and what extra costs you should expect. Below is a chart that outlines costs and payments for different program types. Click the name of the program type to learn more about what the program type label means and the experience you would have taking part. For help in comparing different programs, consider using the Cost Comparison Tool (PDF) and Feature Comparison Tool (PDF). Both are available in multiple formats on the Choosing a Program page.

  Study Abroad Admin Fee Health Insurance Program Budget Paid to NDSU for Term Abroad Paid to Host Institution/ Provider
NDSU
EXCHANGE
$150
paid with application to NDSU
$38.25/month
paid online to NDSU after acceptance
A budget sheet with cost estimates is provided at the top of each program on this site. Choose the appropriate term to see a cost estimate for that term.
  • NDSU tuition and fees
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
Room and board are paid to institution directly as applicable***
ISEP
EXCHANGE
$150
paid with application to NDSU
$86/month
paid online to ISEP after acceptance
  • NDSU tuition and fees
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
  • Program Cost (for $325 deposit and room and board)
Usually none, but a refundable housing deposit and/or course fees for specific classes may be required
NSE
EXCHANGE
$150
paid with application to NDSU
NA for Programs in the US
  • NDSU tuition and fees
  • $500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
Room and board are paid to institution directly as applicable***
NDSU
DIRECT
$150
paid with application to NDSU
$38.25/month
paid online to NDSU after acceptance
  • NDSU tuition is waived
  • Reduced student fees (<$100)
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
  • Other institution's tuition and fees charged through NDSU student account
 Room and board paid to institution directly as applicable***
ISEP
DIRECT
$150
paid with application to NDSU
$86/month
paid online to ISEP after acceptance
  • NDSU tuition is waived
  • Reduced student fees (<$100)
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
  • $325 ISEP deposit
 Tuition and program fees are paid directly to ISEP as applicable***
FACULTY-LED $150
paid with application to NDSU
Included in program fees
  • NDSU tuition and fees
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
  • Program cost that may include travel costs, housing, meals, or other features
No other costs due to program providers. See program budget for estimates of personal costs.
AFFILIATE
(and Non-NDSU Programs)
$150
paid with application to NDSU
+ any application fees or deposits required by the program provider
$38.25/month**
paid online after acceptance
Costs for these programs are supplied by the program provider. Remember to plan for transportation, passport and visa costs, spending money, and other costs if they aren't included in the estimates provided.
  • NDSU tuition is waived
  • Reduced student fees (<$100)
  • $300/$500 NDSU Study Abroad User Fee*
A program fee is paid directly to the provider as applicable, which usually includes tuition and fees, and may or may not include housing, meals, or other features***
*When studying abroad, two fees are paid to NDSU Study Abroad Services to cover services and staffing. The amount is determined by the length of the program abroad:
  • For programs up to 90 days abroad: A total of $450 ($150 Administration Fee during the application process and $300 User Fee billed during term abroad).
  • For programs more than 90 days abroad: A total of $650 ($150 Administration Fee during the application process and $500 User Fee billed during term abroad).
**Full health and emergency evacuation insurance is required for all NDSU students. For some programs, this cost might be included in the program fees. If not, you are required to purchase coverage through NDSU.

***Board costs are not always included as a meal plan; in some cases students purchase food as needed. Financial aid can be applied to cover the cost of food for the term.