Tuition & fees
The cost of attending college is usually an important issue. Fortunately, UND provides a quality and affordable education. Even for out-of-state and international students, the cost of attending UND is below the national median for similar institutions. For a current listing of Tuition and Fees, please visit the Student Account Services Tuition and Fees page.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistantships are university appointments offered through each department that provide financial assistance to students qualified for teaching service in the department in which they take the major part of their graduate work. The purpose of these assistantships is to facilitate students working toward their degree while gaining teaching experience in the field of the degree. Appointments may be half-time ((requiring twenty hours of work per week) or quarter-time (requiring approximately ten hours of work per week). Both permit the student to carry a minimum of six credits of graduate work each semester.
GTA positions include a monthly stipend, health insurance, tuition waived by the University and priority consideration for University housing. Students are responsible for all other fees.
Graduate Research Assistantship: Graduate Research Assistantships are offered in many of the departments of the University (e.g., sciences, engineering, and education). The purpose of research assistantships is to provide degree-seeking students with research experience in their academic disciplines while assisting with an ongoing research project. If the research is included in a student's program of study for a degree, the student must carry an academic load as a full-time student (i.e., 12-16 credits per semester). If the research is not part of the student's program, other load restrictions apply.
GRA positions include a monthly stipend, personal health insurance and the tuition is waived by the University. Students are responsible for all other fees.
Graduate Service Assistantship: Graduate Service Assistantships are available for work in several units on campus, including the Division of Student Affairs, Computer Center, and Athletic Department. Graduate students are employed half-time, or some other fraction of full-time, for work in a particular service unit related to their area of academic interest. Stipends vary with the time devoted to service work but usually are comparable to the stipends of graduate teaching assistants. Tuition and non-resident fees will be waived for these assistantships. Academic load requirements are the same as for teaching assistants.
GSA positions include a monthly stipend, personal health insurance and the tuition is waived by the University. Students are responsible for all other fees.
Tuition Waiver Scholarships
Tuition waivers provide for a waiver of tuition to students who are commencing or continuing work toward a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and promise. Preference is given to North Dakota residents and students who have not previously held the scholarship. Scholarships for the Summer Session are available to those who held Graduate Teaching Assistantships during the preceding year. Students should contact their department chair/director to be nominated.
You may be also eligible for Cultural Diversity Tuition Waivers available to new graduate students who belong to historically under-represented groups, including African American, American Indian, Asian American, or Hispanic American. Economically disadvantaged students are also eligible to apply for these waivers. For more information please see the Graduate School's Financial Assistance page.
EPSCoR Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA) Program
This program is for graduating seniors from the North Dakota University System baccalaureate universities (Dickinson, Mayville, Minot, or Valley City State Universities) to obtain M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in science, engineering, and mathematics at North Dakota's two research-intensive universities, NDSU and UND. This program provides a monthly stipend for up to a 24-month period. Use of the assistantship through the summer is expected. A supplement of up to $2,000 will be available for the host department to offset some of the costs of the awardee's research activities such as conference travel and publication expenses. For more information please see the ND EPSCoR page.
Cooperative Education / Internships
The Computer Science department participates in the University's Cooperative Education / Internship program which allows students to obtain graduate credit while working. For more information please see Career Services Cooperative Education page.
*Additional funding opportunities exist throughout the university as students with your skills are always in demand. In fact, only a few of the department's graduate students do not have positions on campus.