View the New Student Veteran Checklist to learn how to use your education benefits at UND.
Learn about in-state tuition rates and eligibility on our webpage.
Apply online for tuition assistance through the military.
You can request an updated Certificate of Eligibility by logging into your VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) account or you can call the VA at 888-442-4551.
The Certificate of Eligibility indicates the months and days of remaining benefits that you have available. The VA sends these certificates to you automatically, for each semester that you are enrolled.
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The phone number for the VA Regional Office is 888.442.4551.
Students can change their direct deposit account information by contacting the VA Regional Office at 888.442.4551.
Chapter 1606, 1607 and 30 must verify their enrollment at the end of each month by calling 877.823.2378.
Chapter 33 students do not need to verify their enrollment.
When you have completed the UND Education Benefits form and received the confirmation email you are done and ready for processing. Once UND certifies your courses, it may take six-eight weeks for the VA to make a payment.
The payment for tuition and fees can be delayed for a number of reasons. Students that are using VA funding will not be charged a late fee.
Students that are using VA funding will have a hold on their account and will receive messages but will not be charged a late fee. UND will wait for the VA to pay the general tuition and fees for students that are using that funding source.
Students must notify the UND Veteran's Service office when any changes are made to their schedule. This can be done via email and needs to include the student's name, ID number, chapter of benefits, and the course that was changed (eg. Dropped HIST 101).
Any schedule changes MAY impact your VA payment.
Complete the Cancellation/Withdrawal form with the Registrar’s Office. You also need to contact the UND Veteran’s Service office so your VA funding can be adjusted.
Enroll anytime courses may be taken for college credits that are applied towards a degree. These courses can be taken and be paid with your Chapter 33 GI Bill. Students are not able to use Federal Tuition Assistance to pay for Enroll Anytime courses. The dates of payment are for the enrollment dates, you have 9 months to complete the course. The payment will be less as the term is spread out over 9 months.
Students can take courses at another school and have them transferred to UND. One option is through collaborative courses. These type of courses are billed through UND, more information can be found through the Registrar's Office.
A second option is to use a Parent School Letter. These courses are billed through a different school and must be transferred to UND. To use your education benefits for these courses, follow the instructions listed here).
As a student called to active military duty, your first step is to contact the Certifying Official and fax a copy of your orders to the UND Veterans & Nontraditional Student Services office.
If you're not on active military service at the beginning of an academic term and are called or ordered to active military service for 14 consecutive days or longer during the term, you have several options regarding your classes at UND.
One option is that you can withdraw from any or all classes in which you're enrolled, even after the deadline for withdrawal, and be entitled, subject to applicable laws or regulations governing federal or state financial aid programs and allocation or refund as required under those programs, to a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
In that case, you will not receive credit or a grade for classes you have withdrawn from. If you're in good standing at the time of withdrawal, you have the right to be re-admitted and re-enroll, without penalty or re-determination of admission eligibility, within one year following release from active military service.
A second option is to request an incomplete under UND’s incomplete policy.
Your third option is to continue and complete the course for full credit if, in the opinion of the faculty member teaching the class, you have completed sufficient work and demonstrated sufficient progress toward meeting course requirements to justify the award of credit and grade.
This option is generally not allowed for science labs, internships and other classes for which attendance or in-person participation is an essential part, but at the discretion of the faculty member, this option may be made available for those classes.
We recommend you meet with each of your instructors and discuss your options:
- taking a grade for the course based on your work to that point, if the instructor feels you have completed enough of the course to grant a grade at that time.
- taking an incomplete and finishing the coursework upon your return.
- withdrawing from the course(s).
Students who do not officially withdraw from the University do not receive refunds of tuition/fees and will receive grades of “F” in all of their classes.
To begin the withdrawal process, please contact Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services. You can complete the withdrawal form online.
If you only want to drop some courses and not all, you can drop them on your Connect ND account online, but still need a copy of your orders faxed to the Registrar’s Office (701.777.2696) and Student Account Services (701.777.6300) to ensure an accurate refund for tuition and fees, depending on enrollment status once adjusted.
Financial aid varies with every student. To get individual help with financial aid you can contact the Financial Aid Office or One-Stop Student Services. Here are some things to keep in mind should you be activated.
- Any tuition or housing refund will first go to pay back financial aid you may have received. You will then receive any remaining monies.
- Possible additional repayment of financial aid will be determined based on the day in which you withdraw.
- Classes withdrawn from will not be counted toward satisfactory progress calculations for financial aid purposes.
- If you took out loans from lending institutions, you will need to fill out a deferment form, which will release you from the requirement to begin repaying this type loan within six months of withdrawing from school. You or a close family member should contact your lender to initiate this paperwork.
- All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA determines your eligibility for low/no interest student loans as well as state/federal grants. Make sure to report any veteran/military benefits you will be receiving. Financial aid is initially based on your previous year’s earnings. If this does not accurately reflect your income at the time you will be taking classes, make sure to complete a financial aid appeal through the UND Financial Aid Office to have your award reassessed.
You can check the account balance on your Connect ND account. Any refund will be sent via your pride card and bank account that you selected for your direct deposit.
Financial Aid is willing to extend deadlines for financial aid applications for students in this situation; however, once the money is allotted, there may be no funds available. We recommend you set up a power of attorney so someone else can fill out the packet and submit it for you no later than March 15.
Refunds for student housing will be prorated, so you’ll only be charged for the actual number of days you're in housing. If you’ll be returning to the residence halls or apartments, you may request to retain your priority for future assignment upon departing from housing.
The process is different depending on what type of on-campus housing you’re living in.
For family and single student apartment housing:
- Your family may stay in their current housing through the end of the academic year.
- Extensions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- If you and your family will be leaving family housing, you must schedule a check-out appointment with the Housing Office (701.777.4251).
- For student residents wishing to retain their priority, we will keep their deposit on file. For those not returning to apartment housing, their deposits will be refunded. Please contact the Housing Office in order to complete this process.
For resident halls:
- If time permits, please schedule an appointment with the Associate Director of Housing (701.777.4251) to rescind your contract.
- Prior to leaving, you must check out of your residence hall room with a hall staff member.
- Students with refrigerator or linen contracts will have those amounts pro-rated for the actual number of days used. Refrigerators are to be returned to Complex Service Centers. Lofts may be returned to Collegiate Services (contact Mark Grosz (701.777.1542). Students will receive a pro-rated refund from Collegiate Services.
Admissions fee: This $35.00 fee is non-refundable; however, you will not be required to pay it again upon your return.
Books: 100% refund
Parking: You may receive a pro-rated refund for parking fees and other optional fees.
You can use online registration. If you're unable to register or just having problems trying to register early, contact Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services and they can register for you.
The Veteran Services Office will submit a VA form 22-1999b, Change of student status, effective the date of your withdrawal or last date of school attendance. The VA will then stop your benefits effective that date.
Please fax a copy of your current orders to Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services (701.777.2040). A copy or your orders will be sent to the VA to verify your activation. When you return, please drop off a copy of your (DD-214) Discharge papers.
The University will make every effort to see that you are returned to a comparable, if not the same position, if you're a student employee. If you're in a permanent position, whether full or part-time, you can come back to the same job if it is open or a comparable position.