Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available!
If your son or daughter has been admitted to UND and wishes to receive financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a federal application through the U.S. Department of Education. The FAFSA is the only application UND requires to determine student eligibility for financial aid. It allows you to apply for a variety of programs such as grants, work-study and student loans.
As of January 1, the 2014-15 FAFSA is available to apply for financial aid for Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and/or Summer 2015. Here's what you need to do:
- Apply for a Federal Student Aid PIN. The PIN is needed to electronically sign or make corrections to your FAFSA. You also can use the PIN in the future to sign for loans.
- Complete the FAFSA early! Complete the FAFSA online as soon after January 1 as possible to maximize eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Some funding is limited and not guaranteed through the priority date of April 15, 2014. UND's school code is 003005.
- Review Student Aid Report (SAR). Once the FAFSA is processed, you'll receive a Student Aid Report that summarizes the information you provided. Check it for accuracy and follow the instructions.
- Follow up with the UND Student Financial Aid Office to ensure all paperwork has been received.
- File 2013 income taxes as early as possible, as these are needed to finalize the FAFSA. You may complete the FAFSA based on 2012 taxes, but once your 2013 taxes are filed, you must go back in to update your FAFSA. Note: It takes 1-2 weeks for federal tax information to be available if filed electronically and at least 6-8 weeks if filed by paper.
Financial Aid Notification
If you have filed a FAFSA application between January 1 and March 1, your financial aid award notification will be sent by the middle of March. If the FAFSA application is submitted after March 1, you will receive an award notification by mail approximately 2 to 3 weeks after submitting your FAFSA as to if, and how much, financial aid your son or daughter is awarded. The amount of financial aid awarded is based on the difference between the estimated costs for the academic year and a reasonable amount your family will contribute to those costs.
Financial Aid Estimate
For an estimate of the financial aid your son or daughter may qualify to receive at UND, you may complete: Cost & Financial Aid Estimator (Net Price Calculator)
FAFSA Status Check
You can check the processing status of your FAFSA or request a duplicate Student Aid Report (SAR) at FAFSA on the Web or call 1.800.4FED.AID (1.800.433.3243).
For help in filling out the FAFSA call 1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243) or visit FAFSA.gov.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the UND Student Financial Aid Office.