Dickinson State University confirmed a freeze to tuition and fee rates for two years, through summer 2023, in statement released to The Press.

The decision comes following Dickinson State University's attending the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) meeting Thursday, May 27. In an announcement following the meeting, DSU said the decision is being made in a "commitment to providing affordable and accessible education."

“We are proud to lead the way in holding our tuition rate steady for the next two years,” Steve Easton, Dickinson State University president, said. “Our goal is do what we can to ease that strain and to encourage those who might benefit from the Dickinson State University experience.”

Under the plan DSU have guaranteed that the cost of tuition and fees established in the 2020-2021 academic year will not change through summer 2023. According to the university the announcement will lock educational costs for new and returning; resident and non-resident students in an effort to help them and their families better afford higher education in the midst of rising educational costs across the country.

Freezing tuition and fees will allow the university to better serve the region by recruiting and retaining individuals, and will support strategic enrollment management goals at DSU aimed at increasing headcount, fulltime enrollment (FTE), and credit production, according to the statement by DSU.