Students enrolled exclusively in open-enrollment correspondence courses (mail or online) for a term are only eligible to apply for Private Education Loans. Please note:
Open-Enrollment Correspondence courses (mail or online) are not eligible for federal or state financial aid consideration.
Open-Enrollment Correspondence courses (mail or online) are not eligible for UND scholarships or the Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver.
Private education loans will be processed and disbursed based on the semester that is active at the time of registration.
Reminders for Open-Enrollment Students
It is essential that you activate/claim and regularly check the University e-mail (U-Mail) account you are assigned. U-Mail is the official means of correspondence with students and you will receive important information from many offices on campus including Student Financial Aid, Student Account Services, Registrar's Office, Continuing Education, and academic departments.
It is recommended that you complete applicable Privacy Release forms - Yoy must complete these forms to grant access to your academic, financial or other information to parents, a spouse or other individuals. The Financial Release form also allows you access your own financial/financial aid information over the phone or by e-mail.
Students enrolled in a combination of semester-based courses and open-enrollment correspondence coursework will have only the semester-based course enrollment considered for federal or state financial aid programs.
Important Notes for Students Taking Semester-Based Courses
Dropping all semester-based courses to enroll in open-enrollment correspondence courses is not considered to be a “withdrawal.” Instead, those courses are considered “dropped.”
If you are planning to drop all semester-based courses to enroll in open-enrollment correspondence, you should add at least one open-enrollment correspondence course before dropping your last semester-based course. Otherwise, any withdrawal refund received must be repaid prior to registration in the open-enrollment correspondence course(s).
There is no refund for semester-based courses dropped after the 100% refund period has ended.
If you withdraw from all semester-based courses and have a return of financial aid funds processed, and subsequently enroll in open-enrollment correspondence courses, you will not have your financial aid eligibility recalculated based on your open-enrollment correspondence course enrollment.