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Green Square Means In-State Tuition is Least Difficult Difficulty

I wouldn’t say that Universities in North Dakota are just giving away in-state tuition to anyone who wants it…but kinda; it’s there for the taking.  In-State Angels considers it the easiest state in America in which to earn in-state tuition.  That definitely does not mean that you just all of the sudden automatically get it without doing anything.  You definitely must do things!  The things are pretty straightforward though, the paperwork is pretty minimal, and people aren’t really required to sacrifice much or even make lofty commitments to North Dakota.  The process does definitely still require forethought, execution of a plan, and follow-through.  This is evinced by the fact that there are lots of people paying out-of-state tuition in North Dakota.

Why is it so easy here?  We think it’s because people don’t flock from all over the country to live in North Dakota as they do to live in trendier states like California, Florida, Arizona.  Well maybe they should, it’s like the Scandinavia of America and if you want to move to North Dakota, live a simpler life, watch some NDSU football, and get a great and fantastically affordable education…maybe you should.  The low living expenses will blow your mind.

North Dakota Reciprocity Agreements:

North Dakota is a member state of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Midwestern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Policies and implementations of the rules vary by university, so you’re encouraged to explore the links below to in-state overviews for universities in North Dakota. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in North Dakota:

North Dakota State University-Fargo

University of North Dakota-Grand Forks


Other Universities in North Dakota:

Dickinson State University-Dickinson
Mayville State University-Mayville
Minot State University-Minot
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and HS-Grand Forks
Valley City State University-Valley City

Every College in North Dakota Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in North Dakota you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.