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We understand that paying for college can seem overwhelming. At UND, we make it a priority to help you finance your education, with 79% of UND's undergrad students sharing $100 million in financial aid.
On average, UND students annually receive $7,500 in financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, employment and loan programs.
Qualifying for Aid
The financial aid you're eligible to receive is the difference between the amount the federal government expects you and your family to contribute to your education and the cost to attend UND.
Federal and state financial aid packages include scholarships, grants, employment and loan programs, such as:
- North Dakota State Grant
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal TEACH Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
- Federal Work-Study Programs (up to 2,000 jobs available!)
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Direct Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UND requires to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs.
If you're applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year, complete the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016. You'll use your 2015 income taxes to prepare your FAFSA. Apply early as funding is not guaranteed through the February 1 priority deadline!
For an estimate of the financial aid you may qualify to receive at UND, complete the:
Net Price Calculator
Estimate your costs and financial aid
Applying for Aid
1. Apply for admission and academic scholarships
To automatically be awarded UND academic scholarships, you should be accepted to UND by:
- Freshmen: March 1 for Fall 2017
- Transfer Students: April 15 for Fall 2017
After you've been accepted to UND, you'll receive a User ID, Student ID number and a University email address. All official correspondence from UND regarding your financial aid will be sent to this email address.
2. Apply for other scholarships and waivers
Other UND scholarship and tuition waiver programs require a separate application process. Refer to Undergraduate Scholarships and Waivers for more information. Please note the deadline dates!
3. Apply for financial aid beginning October 1
To determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1, 2016. You'll use your 2015 income taxes to prepare your FAFSA. Apply early as funding is not guaranteed through the February 1 priority date!
UND's FAFSA School Code = 003005
Note: Depending on when the FAFSA is received, newly accepted students will receive notice of financial aid packages beginning in March.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the UND Student Financial Aid Office.