Student Vaccine Incentive Program
Last updated September 23, 2021
$100 to Roll Up Your Sleeve Between Sept. 15 and Nov. 10.
To encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, UND students who receive their first shot on or after Sept. 15 and complete their vaccine series by Nov. 10, 2021, will receive a $100 payment.
We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus and in our community. The goal of this program is to increase vaccination rates for UND students in order to help protect our entire campus community and maintain the full college experience we all enjoy.
Complete the Following 3 Steps
- Complete your vaccine series between Sept. 15 and Nov. 10, 2021. Eligible students must receive their first shot on or after Sept. 15 and complete
their vaccine series on or before Nov. 10. This means that you need to get your first
dose by the following dates to finish the series by Nov. 10:
- Moderna: First dose by Oct. 13, 2021. Two doses are administered four weeks apart.
- Pfizer: First dose by Oct. 20, 2021. Two doses are administered three weeks apart.
- Johnson & Johnson: Single dose by Nov. 10, 2021.
- Set up payment preference by Nov. 10, 2021. If you haven't already done so for financial aid, establish your refund preference through Campus Connection by Nov. 10, 2021. Make sure you do this before you complete the vaccine incentive request form:
- Complete the vaccine incentive request form by Nov. 15, 2021. After you've completed steps 1 and 2, complete the vaccine incentive request form
no later than Nov. 15, 2021.
- Your incentive eligibility will be validated through state immunization registries.
- If you did not receive your vaccination series in North Dakota or Minnesota, you must upload a copy of your official immunization record from the state registry where you received your vaccinations.
- Due to fraudulent activity, a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card will not be accepted.
Please allow up to two weeks to verify and process your $100 payment through your UND refund preference.
Vaccine Incentive Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the $100 payment, UND students must be enrolled in semester-based, academic credit courses for the fall 2021 semester.
The term “student” is defined by the UND Code of Student Life and applies to all persons taking courses at and/or receiving instruction through the University of North Dakota, where academic credit hours are earned, full-time or part time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, non-degree or professional studies.
Students enrolled in the LAUNCH! program are eligible to receive the incentive.
The following do not qualify for the vaccine incentive program:
- Benefited UND employees who are taking classes.
- Collaborative students whose home campus is another North Dakota University System institution.
- Students taking only non-credit professional development courses and/or enroll anytime online courses through the Office of Extended Learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. UND students are not required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The incentive program is available to students who choose to start and complete a COVID-19 vaccine series between Sept. 15 and Nov. 10, 2021.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your personal health care provider and make the best medical decision for you.
The student incentive program is simply meant to motivate students who have put off getting the vaccine due to other factors (e.g., lack of time, taking time off from work, etc.).
Vaccines are widely available at UND and in the community. Refer to vaccines for details.
Yes. If you started and completed your vaccine series outside of North Dakota or Minnesota between Sept. 15 and Nov. 10, 2021, contact your state immunization registry to obtain a copy of your official immunization record from the state where you completed your vaccination series.
Due to fraudulent activity, a photo or digital image of your COVID-19 vaccination card will not be accepted.
After you have successfully completed all three steps, please allow up to two weeks for your information to be validated and for payment to be processed through your refund preference.
First, ensure that your UND refund preference is set up in Campus Connection.
- Log into Campus Connection.
- Select Financial Account tile.
- Select Direct Deposit.
- Select UND.
- Sign into BankMobile system to view refund preference.
If the preference is in place and your vaccination incentive request form has been submitted, email vaccineincentive@UND.edu to check on the status of your refund.
Yes. In order to be eligible for the $100 payment, you must complete a full COVID-19 vaccine series, with the first shot received on or after Sept. 15 and the second shot (if necessary) received on or before Nov. 10, 2021.
This means that you need to get your first dose by the following dates to finish the series by Nov. 10:
- Moderna: First dose by Oct. 13, 2021.
- Pfizer: First dose by Oct. 20, 2021.
- Johnson & Johnson: Single dose by Nov. 10, 2021.
No. If you received one or both shots before Sept. 15, 2021, you're not eligible for the incentive.
You won’t be able to get vaccinated again to receive the incentive, but you have earned the appreciation of our campus and local communities.
This incentive program is designed to "protect the flock" by getting more students newly vaccinated. It's about the collective benefit to the entire campus community rather than the individual's benefit of receiving $100.
While paying those who have already been vaccinated may seem fair, the immense cost to do so is better spent on direct expenses to keep the campus and its members safe.
No. The $100 incentive is only for newly vaccinated students.
Student medical records are protected by FERPA privacy rules.
Only UND employees responsible for facilitating the COVID-19 vaccination incentive program will have access to the data.
It is clear that vaccinations continue to play an increasingly important role in mitigating COVID-19 risks to you and those around you. Recent data from the North Dakota State Department of Health show the large reduction in infections as well as dramatic reductions in hospitalizations and deaths for the vaccinated.
While there are some who will never choose to be vaccinated, there are others who just haven’t gotten around to it. UND is offering a $100 incentive to motivate more students to get vaccinated.
Federal funding is intended to get our campus to an even better place with respect to vaccinations and resistance to the virus. This incentive program is really about the collective benefit to the entire campus community rather than the individual's benefit of receiving $100.
Federal funding will be used to cover the costs of the vaccine incentive program for students.
The funds are not coming from state taxpayer or student tuition dollars.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This funding must be used by campuses to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19, including reducing barriers to vaccination.
No. Employees are not eligible for the incentive, including benefited employees who are taking UND classes.
The incentive program is designed for UND students only.