Jun 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm
The north Dakota board of higher education will be asked to approve a new tuition reciprocity agreement with the state of Minnesota when they meet tomorrow (thurs). Under the agreement Minnesota students attending a north Dakota campus will pay 112-percent of the north Dakota resident rate. Right now undergrad students pay the higher of the two states’ tuition. During the 2011-12 academic year the number of Minnesota students coming to north Dakota outnumbered those going the other way by nearly a two-to-one margin. As a result of the disparity Minnesota made a payment to north dakota for the variable cost of education to the tune of seven-point-one million dollars. N-d-u-s vice-chancellor laura glatt says Minnesota wants to bring that payment down.
glatt says it’s still far less than what the typical out-of-state rate tuition rate would be. The agreement allows the “surcharge” to increase to 115-percent for undergrad and 130-percent for graduate students in future years.