Tuition and Other Expenses

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Tuition and Other Fees

Valley City State University charges tuition per credit hour. Mandatory fees, also, are charged per credit hour. For an estimate of charges, go to our Net Price Calculator.

All financial obligations with the university must be paid on or before the due date at the beginning of each semester unless alternative arrangements have been approved by the Business Office. A student who has not paid in full or set up an arrangement with the Business Office by the due date may be withdrawn for nonpayment. VCSU enrolled students may view their account balance and activity by accessing the VCSU website and clicking on the Campus Connection link, enter their user ID and password. Since Valley City State University is a state-supported institution governed by the State of North Dakota, tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Higher Education or by the State Legislature at any time.

The University employs financial aid crediting as a means of delivering student financial aid. Under this process, financial aid awards to a student are applied as credits to the student’s account with the University, rather than being processed as payments to the student. After aid is credited any balance owed by the student must be paid according to the general guidelines presented above. If financial aid credited exceeds the amount owed by the student, a refund will be issued to the student.

Refund Policy

Tuition refunds will be made according to the refund schedule to students who officially withdraw from the University. Requests for official withdrawal are made through the Office of Student Academic Services. Students receiving financial aid must also contact the Director of Financial Aid to determine aid “earned” for the time enrolled. The refund is defined as the difference between the amount paid towards institutional charges (including financial aid and/or cash paid) and the amount the school can retain under the appropriate refund policy.

Refunds will be calculated on a percentage basis up to the 60% point in the semester. Please view the refund schedule and policy online at our Drop & Withdrawal Refunds page. This Refund Schedule is subject to change at any time.