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Tuition and Fees Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

Tuition for Course Work

Master's and Graduate Certificate Programs $725 per-credit hour
Doctoral $1050 per credit hour


Application Fee $50 nonrefundable
Registration Fee $30 per-semester nonrefundable
Readmission Fee $50 nonrefundable
Degree Application Fee $100
Student Services Fee $175 (3 credit hours or less)
$350 (4 or more credit hours)
Late Registration Fee $100 nonrefundable

Academic, program, and online services are provided only to GSCIS students who are currently registered. Students who are not registered are not entitled to receive services. Textbooks are not included in tuition and fees and must be purchased by the student. Students are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses. Students must be registered to gain access to NSU’s computing services. Rates are subject to change.

Once registered, students are personally responsible for the payment of their tuition and fees.  Returned checks, cancelled credit cards, employer or agency refusal to pay, ineligibility for financial aid, and other reasons for non-payment may result in a direct bill to the student, and/or referral to a collection agency.

Payment and refund policies are based on the view that a student registering for a class is reserving a place in that class and that tuition and fees cover the opportunity to secure that place in the class. Since no other person can purchase that place, the student is responsible for the tuition and fees associated with it. 

Tuition reimbursement by the student’s employer: If the student submits a letter from the employer at registration time that establishes eligibility for tuition reimbursement, the student may choose a two payment plan. The first payment, due at registration, shall include all fees, 50 percent of the tuition, plus a $75 deferment fee. The second payment, due five weeks after the end of the term, shall equal 50 percent of the tuition. To secure this plan, the student must provide, at registration, a postdated check or credit card authorization for the deferred portion.

Special 10% discount towards Master's courses for NSU alumni.


1. Students must have completed their bachelor's or master's degree at NSU
2. Must successfully complete at least one course every term for the duration of their degree studies for which the discount applies
3. The award is renewable on a per term basis as long as a student maintained a 3.0 GPA and maintains good academic standing
4. Award is available to international students
5. Award cannot be combined with any other discounts offered by NSU
6. Award is valid for up to 3 years

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School Overview

Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.