Possibly two of the biggest questions you have are how much does it cost to attend UND and how will you pay for it. We are here to give you the answers you need. Remember, tuition, financial aid and scholarships can all vary based on who you are as an graduate student.
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial aid is a federal program to assist students who would otherwise be unable to afford a university education. While the primary responsibility for funding lies with students and families, financial aid can be a supplement.
- You must be a regularly-admitted degree-seeking student.
- Only certain certificate programs qualify for federal or state financial aid. View the list of eligible certificate programs.
- Most programs require at least half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Most programs require that you demonstrate financial need, determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (calculated on your FAFSA) from the Cost of Attendance (calculated based on tuition/fees, average expenses for books and supplies, room and board, and other personal living costs).
- You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as an enrolled student.
- If you are enrolled in a study abroad program approved for credit, you are considered enrolled for the purposes of applying for Federal Title IV financial assistance, providing you meet all other eligibility requirements.
- If you default on any student loan, owe a refund on a federal Pell Grant or on a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), you are not eligible to receive federal financial assistance.
- Coursework that does not count toward the graduation requirements at UND (i.e. all audited coursework) are also not counted for federal financial aid eligibility.
Your first step to receiving financial aid is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a federal application through the U.S. Department of Education and a mandatory step for students who wish to receive financial aid.
REMEMBER: Student financial aid does not automatically continue from year to year, you MUST REAPPLY every year!
UND's priority deadline is April 15.
After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive notification as to if and how much financial aid you are awarded. The amount of financial aid you may receive is based on the difference between your estimated costs for the school year and a reasonable amount you and/or your family will contribute to those costs.
Cost & Financial Aid Estimator (Net Price Calculator)
Reporting Outside Assistance
Federal regulations require that any financial assistance received in addition to the federal aid awarded by the University, be reported to the Student Financial Aid Office.
This outside assistance becomes a part of your total financial aid package. When considering outside assistance in the financial aid package, the outside assistance is used to meet unmet financial need first, then replaces awarded loans, work-study and grants in that order, if necessary.
Please note: If your answer to a field is ZERO, you must enter 3 zeros on the form.
Student-Athletes on an intercollegiate sport(s) team at UND that receive any scholarships (institutional and/or external) are subject to NCAA rules and as such may not be able to accept every scholarship offered. All scholarships must be reported immediately to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance via email or fax.
Notification must occur no later than August 1.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax Number: 701-777-2285.
Aid Award Process
Once you have submitted your FAFSA and UND has confirmation from the federal government as to how much aid you are awarded, a notice will be sent to your UND email account.
Requesting an Award Adjustment
You may request adjustments to your financial aid awards after the initial award notification has been processed. Such adjustment requests may include requesting, canceling or reducing a Federal Work-Study or Direct Loan award; change in grade level; or change in enrollment.
There are a number of policies for Federal Financial Aid as well as within the University of North Dakota that you will need to know. The Student Financial Aid Office is available to help you with these policies.
Students Who Marry After Completing the FAFSA:
Federal regulations do not allow students who marry after completing the FAFSA as a single student to complete a second FAFSA after they are married. For financial aid purposes your marital status for the current award year will remain as it was the day the FAFSA was signed.
NASFAA Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct: for financial aid professionals.