Average Annual Tuition at Bismarck State College
The latest data we have for Bismarck State College's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average North Dakota schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.
|In-state Tuition||Out-of-state Tuition||Median Debt||Avgerate Net Cost|
|Bismarck State College||$3,992||$5,588||$11,000||$10,165|
As you can see, annual costs at Bismarck State College have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.
Actual Costs Projected Costs
Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.
These rising costs are hitting closer to home in North Dakota as well. North Dakota's' higher education costs rose by 20.1% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 41st highest state.
Bismarck State College Financial Assistance
30% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view Bismarck State College's student aid calculator here.
Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs
One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.
Ascensus College Savings is the program manager for North Dakota’s 529 college savings plan, which offers 9 investment options featuring Vanguard funds.
|State Plan Name:||College SAVE|
|Maximum Contribution:||There’s a maximum balance of $269,000 per account.|
|Fees:||Annual account maintenance fee of $20 waived if the beneficiary or participant is a North Dakota resident. Annual plans are subject to 0.55% fee.|
North Dakota School Statistics
We've analyzed all other higher education schools in ND, and wrapped it up nicely into a report for you. View our ND analysis report.
There are 8 other accredited public schools located in the state of North Dakota. You can view all ND schools here.