Paying for College

Students are responsible for accessing and verifying student account information (tuition, fees, room and board) is accurate.  Bills and account information are available on Campus Connection (link) and are mailed to the home address on file at the college.

Tuition and fees are due on fee payment day which is the 17th day of each semester.  Per the State Board of Higher Education policy 830.1, institutions shall assess a late fee on balances more than 30 days past due. Students with a past due balance will be charged a late fee of 1.75%.

If financial obligations to the college are not met by the date stated, the account will be considered delinquent, a hold will be placed on transcripts, and students will be ineligible for future registration within the ND University System until the delinquent obligation has been satisfied.

Looking to enroll in a payment plan?

Follow the link below for more information on how to enroll in a payment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions


When are tuition and fee payments due?

Fall 2022 – September 7, 2022
Spring 2023 – January 25, 2023
Summer 2023 – June 12, 2023


How do I view my account?

  1. Log into Campus Connection click on Financial Account.
  2. Click Account Summary, choose Dakota College at Bottineau, the term, and continue. If you have accepted financial aid it shows anticipated financial aid on the bottom of the page.
  3. To view outstanding charges, click Account Balance under Financal Account to display total amount owed.
  4. Click Financial Aid, then select the award year you would like to view, this will show you the amount of financial aid you have been offered.  If you have not accepted aid you can also accept the aid that has been offered to you.

How do I pay my tuition and fees?

Pay Online
Payments can be made online by logging into Campus Connection under Finances:

  • Click Pay Online > Make a Payment or Choose Authorized Users > Add Authorized User so that parents or others can make the online payment.
  • Authorized Users with a University ID and PIN may make online payments for your student(s).

Mail your Payment
Mail your check, payable to Dakota College at Bottineau, to:

Dakota College at Bottineau
Attn:  Business Office
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318

Pay by Phone
You may pay your bill with a credit card by calling the Business Office.  All forms of credit cards are accepted, except for American Express.

Call: 701-228-5430 or 1-800-542-6866 ext. 430

Pay in Person
You may pay your bill in person at the Dakota College at Bottineau Business Office located on the Bottineau Campus in Thatcher Hall.

3rd Party Payment
If a third party is paying the bill, please contact the Dakota College Business Office:

Call: 701-228-5427 or 1-800-542-6866 ext. 427

Payment Plans
The fall and spring charges may be set up on a payment plan. All charges need to be accounted for at the time of signing; tuition, books, housing.  An initial payment is due upon signing the plan with three installments scheduled on the 10th of each month following.  

If anticipated financial aid is expected to cover 100% of your account balance, this may serve as a request for payment deferment.

To set up a payment plan, please contact the Dakota College Business Office.

Lisa Anderson: 701-228-5427 (1-800-542-6866 Ext. 427)
Heather Vestre: 701-228-5430 (1-800-542-6866 Ext. 430)

Business Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 (Per semester charge)

Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.

Bottineau Campus Students


ND Resident and Canadian Provinces





Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Gross Hall - Double Room
Mead Hall - Double Room
Milligan Hall - Suite
Milligan Hall - Remodeled $1,865.00 $3,730.00
Single Room - Mead/Gross Hall
(additional fee of $567.50 per semester)
Board (15 Meal Plan)
Board (19 Meal Plan)
Living with parents $2,285.00 $4,570.00

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*Contiguous fees

Students residing in the following states: Montana & South Dakota.

**Nonresident fees

The State Board of Higher Education has approved a tuition incentive program for nonresident dependents and spouses of North Dakota University System (NDUS) campus graduates. The program allows qualifying students to attend an NDUS institution at a rate of 150% of the resident tuition rate plus all applicable fees.

***Minnesota fees

Students from Minnesota who have been accepted under the reciprocity agreement.  Student must apply for reciprocity, which takes approximately 4-6 weeks. Applications are available at


The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) provides a special tuition rate for nonresident students from participating states. Currently the following states are participating: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The Midwestern Student Exchange Program (MSEP) provides a special tuition rate for nonresident students from participating states. Currently, the following states are participating: Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Valley City Campus Students

Tuition $2,265.15*
VCSU College Fees $391.12*
NDSA & CND Fee $66.48
Totals $2,722.75*

Minot Campus Students

Tuition $2,265.15*
MSU College Fees $543.60*
Access Fee $1,318.35*
NDSA & CND Fee $66.48
Totals $4,193.58*

Online Students

Click the link below to view a chart of our tuition rates. Rates will vary depending on how many credits you are taking for the semester. The online tuition rate is the same for all students, regardless of residency. Additional per credit charges occur at 19 credits.

click here to view a chart of our rates for online students

Tuition Calculators

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Cost of Attendance 2021-2022
Cost of Attendance 2022-2023
Breakdown of tuition and fees 2021-2022
Breakdown of tuition and fees 2022-2023


Specialized programs may have additional fees to pay for the program, books and supplies.

  • Nursing (PN & ADN) $400/semester
  • Paramedic Technology $400/semester
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography $500/semester
  • A-Step $4000/semester