International students do not qualify for most traditional types of financial aid; however, there are a few opportunities for support.
Undergraduate International Student Tuition Waiver
Student must have completed two semesters as a full-time student (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) on campus at the University of North Dakota, seeking his/her first undergraduate degree.
Exchange student status does not count toward meeting this requirement, for example: Bilateral Exchanges programs, Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program.
Submit Activities Form(s) for a minimum of 10 volunteer/service hours per semester.
The student must be a F-1, J-1 or legal non-immigrant status student in valid status with the Department of Homeland Security.
A minimum institutional cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
The student must maintain full-time enrollment and reapply each year. The maximum length of time any student may receive the tuition waiver may not exceed eight semesters.
What counts as volunteer or service hours?
Students can either choose one activity from Group 1 or three activities from Group 2. In order to maintain the International Tuition Waiver students will need to submit the Activities Form(s) to the Student Financial Aid Office by the dates listed below.
Group 1: (Select one) Feast of Nations, Welcome Weekend, Homecoming activities, etc.
Group 2: (Select three activities) Cultural Nights, church activities, hospitals/nursing home activities, community cultural presentation, or non-profit organization activities, etc.
The Activities Forms are due to the Student Financial Aid Office by the following deadlines:
Fall Semester: Reading and Review Day
Spring Semester: April 1st
Application deadline is April 1.
Applications must be complete by the application deadline to be considered. Financial information and appropriate documents must be included for the application to be considered complete.
Please note that the amount of the waiver may vary depending on strength of applicant's application (criteria met).
This loan is for international students from India (other countries of origin in the future) enrolled in a U.S. college. You are not required to have a U.S. Citizen as a co-signer, but must have a co-signer in India. The interest rate is variable.