Financial Aid Process
The process of applying for and receiving financial aid is pretty straightforward. Just be sure you’re familiar with these steps and the Dates & Deadlines.
- Apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for filing is February 1. UND’s Federal School Code is 003005.
- If you’re asked to provide verification of your FAFSA information, provide the necessary documentation.
- View your financial aid award on your UND CampusConnection portal. If you’re a new freshman, you’ll be notified of your award beginning in mid-March. If you’re a current student or new transfer student, you’ll receive notification by the second week of June.
- Accept or decline your financial aid awards at least 30 days before the semester begins.*
- If this is the first time you’ve taken out a loan, sign a Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Loan Counseling. Your aid will be applied to your account and excess aid will be credited to you.
- If your financial aid is not enough to cover your bill, you'll need to pay the remaining balance by the first day of classes. If you can’t pay the balance by that date, consider enrolling in a UND payment plan or applying for a Federal Direct Plus Loan or Private Education Loan.
- Beginning October 1, you can file the following year’s FAFSA and scholarship applications.
- Repeat these steps annually.
- Complete Exit Loan Counseling and select your loan repayment terms the semester before graduation, if you withdraw from the University, or drop below part-time enrollment of 6 credits.
*All aid must be accepted 30 days prior to the end of the semester. Financial aid reserves the right reduce and/or cancel aid due to an incomplete file.