We understand that paying for college can seem overwhelming. At UND, we make it a priority to help you finance your education.
In fact, nearly 75% of UND students share in more than $71 million in financial aid.
Financial aid supplements the financial contributions that you and your family can make toward paying for your college education. 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 financial aid package you are 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.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UND requires to determine your eligibility for financial aid programs.
For an estimate of the financial aid you may qualify to receive at UND, complete:
1. Apply for admission and academic honor scholarships
To automatically be considered for UND academic honor scholarships, you should apply by:
- First-Year Students: February 5
- Transfer Students: April 15
After you have been admitted to UND, you will 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. Refer to Undergraduate Scholarships and Waivers for more information. Please note the deadline dates!
3. Apply for financial aid by April 1
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 to ensure that it is processed by the North Dakota priority date of April 15. UND's school code is 003005.
Please note that FAFSA applications are available after January 1 of the year you will enter UND.
4. Receive your Student Aid Report
After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the information that you provided on the FAFSA. Review it carefully; make corrections at fafsa.gov.
5. Receive notification of your UND Financial Aid Award
Once your FAFSA is processed, you will be notified of your financial aid award via your UND email account.
6. Complete your paperwork for a Direct Student Loan
If you have accepted a Direct Student Loan, you must complete a master promissory note and entrance loan counseling at studentloans.gov.
7. Apply for additional assistance as necessary
If you require more financial assistance, you may be eligible to apply for other federal or private educational loans.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the UND Student Financial Aid Office.