Semester-Based Online Courses
Semester-Based Online Courses are eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, with the exception of institutional tuition waivers. Semester-based on-line courses are not eligible for any tuition waiver programs (i.e. Cultural Diversity, International, Employee, Graduate).
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.
Please note that distance students must meet all regular eligibility requirements (Applying for Aid).
Applying for 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!
The 2013-2014 FAFSA (or Renewal Application) is available after January 1, 2013 and is used to apply for financial aid for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and/or Summer 2014. The last day to submit a 2013-14 FAFSA online is June 30, 2014.
The priority date for 2013-14 financial aid at UND is April 15, 2013.
This means that your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing center by April 15 for priority consideration for some federal and state financial aid programs.
Apply early! Funding is limited and not guaranteed through the priority date. Students must have a complete financial aid record to be considered for federal financial aid funds. A complete record includes:
- submitted application for admission, including payment of the admission fee;
- valid, processed* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and
- financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards met.
*Examples of issues which may delay the processing of a FAFSA include: failure to sign the FAFSA (parent and/or student); name, date of birth and/or SSN not matching UND records or federal databases; citizenship status not matching federal databases; drug conviction; default or overpayment of federal student aid; and discharged student loans.
You can check the processing status of your FAFSA or request a duplicate Student Aid Report (SAR) at FAFSA on the Web, or you can call 1-800-4 FED AID (1-800-433-3243).
Need to make a correction to your FAFSA? Corrections on the Web allows you to make changes to all information except your social security number and date of birth.
You must have a PIN in order to access your record. Request a PIN
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.
Certificate programs are NOT eligible for federal or state financial aid except for the following programs:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The following programs beginning Spring 2010:
- CLS: Chemistry/Urinalysis (undergraduate)
- CLS: Hematology/Hemostasis (undergraduate)
- CLS: Immunohematology (undergraduate)
- CLS: Microbiology (undergraduate)
- Histotechnician (undergraduate)
Financial Aid Disbursement
- Financial aid will be disbursed based on the number of credit hours you are enrolled. See calendar for specific dates. Classes dropped or added after this date will not be considered for financial aid eligibility.
- Part-term classes dropped before their start date may result in the repayment of financial aid received or the reduction of aid awarded.
- Financial aid in excess of your bill at the University will be sent to your refund preference. You must go to www.UNDPrideCard.com to select how you wish to receive the refund. If you do not select a preference a check will be issued by Higher One after 21 days and mailed to the address UND provided to Higher One. This is the address used at the time the UND Pride Card was issued to you.
- Excess funds from a parent PLUS loan will be sent to the parent. However, these funds may also be direct-deposited to any bank account of the parent's choice. Parent PLUS Loan Direct Deposit Form.
- For questions regarding the UND PrideCard or PLUS Loan Direct Deposit Form, please contact UND firstname.lastname@example.org Account Services: email@example.com or 701-777-3911.
CampusConnection is the secure portal used to:
- View financial aid awards
- View billing information from the Business Office
- Keep addresses updated
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
- All information contained in University records is considered confidential, except for directory information which may be released publicly. Directory information is defined in the Code of Student Life.
- You must give written authorization before financial information (including financial aid) may be released to parents, a spouse or other individuals. The Financial Release form also allows you to access your financial/financial aid information over the phone or by e-mail.
- Privacy Release (FERPA) Information and Forms