Programs that Qualify for Financial Aid
In addition to undergraduate and graduate programs, several other programs may qualify for financial aid.
Certificate Programs - Gainful Employment
Several certificate programs qualify for federal or state financial aid. Below are the Gainful Employment discosures.
Qualifying Undergraduate Certificate Programs
- Medical Laboratory Science - Hematology (9 month)
- Medical Laboratory Science - Hematology (12 month)
- Medical Laboratory Science
Qualifying Graduate Certificate Programs
Combined Degree Programs
These programs allow you to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in a particular discipline, such as engineering, business administration, occupational therapy and physical therapy.
If you’re enrolled in a combined degree program, you’re eligible for undergraduate financial aid until you’re formally admitted to the UND School of Graduate Studies, which is typically at 90 credits for most programs. At that time, you become eligible to receive only graduate-level financial aid.
You must take at least 5 credits in graduate-level courses to be eligible for federal financial aid once transitioned to a graduate student.
If you’re enrolled in an official UND Cooperative Education Program, which combines classroom learning with professional work experience, you may be eligible for aid.
Your financial aid eligibility will be reviewed after you register for a cooperative education course.If your financial aid changes, you’ll be sent a notification to your UND email account. If your enrollment status changes, please notify the Student Financial Aid Office.
Federal regulations limit the number of times you can repeat a course for which you receive federal financial aid.
You may receive federal financial aid to repeat a course that you’ve previously failed, regardless of how many times you’ve attempted and failed the course. However, you’re not eligible to receive federal financial aid for a course you’ve passed and repeated more than twice.
Second Undergraduate Degrees
If you already have a bachelor’s degree, finished your degree requirements or plan on pursuing another at UND, you’re generally not eligible to receive financial aid.
Exceptions include if you're admitted to:
- A graduate or professional program
- An undergraduate degree program that is substantially different from your first undergraduate degree
Keep in mind that the amount of financial aid you can receive over your lifetime or overall length of study may be limited.
If you’ve already applied for or are receiving financial aid, you’re eligible to continue receiving financial aid when studying abroad. Because studying abroad is generally more expensive, you may even be eligible for additional financial assistance. Keep in mind that, in most cases, the additional aid you may receive would be in the form of a loan.
To learn more about the cost of studying abroad, contact the UND Education Abroad program.
Planning on using financial aid to pay for summer courses? You may be able to do so, but you need to keep a few things in mind:
- Summer is considered the final semester of the current financial aid year, so if you’ve already accepted the full amount of aid you were offered during the fall and spring semesters, you may not have any federal aid eligibility left for summer courses.
- To receive financial aid for summer semester, you must have the current academic year FAFSA on file and enroll in a minimum of 6 semester-based summer credits as an undergraduate student, 5 credits as a grad student and law students.