The financial aid process may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Just take the process step by step and, before you know it, you’ll be finished.
Apply for Financial Aid
We encourage all students to apply for aid by completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA provides the foundation for opportunities for multiple types of state, federal and institutional funding while attending college. We encourage you to apply for aid using the guidelines below.
- Beginning Oct. 1, you can file the following year’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using UND’s federal code 003005. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is Feb. 1.
- View awards on Campus Connection. New freshmen will be notified of awards beginning in December.
- Accept or decline your financial aid awards at least 30 days before the semester begins. Please note, your financial aid award is based on full-time attendance for the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
- If this is the first time you’ve taken out a loan, please complete the following federal requirements before your aid disbursement: Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling.
- Apply for UND scholarships Oct.1 - Feb. 1.
Review our Financial Aid Guide for step-by-step instructions on the undergrad financial aid process.
Complete Additional Documentation
Some families may be required to submit additional documentation to be considered for federal funds. The additional documentation may be supplemental forms, copies of tax returns or other pertinent materials. Student's will be mailed a letter or sent an email if additional documentation is required. Additionally, these communications can be accessed in the "Tasks and Communications" tile in Campus Connection.
Submit your documents:
- In person at One-Stop Student Services or by mail
- Via fax at 701.777.2040
- Use the Secure File Drop or Verification Document Upload Form. You should never submit documents which contain sensitive information (Social Security Numbers, bank information, etc.) through email.
Other questions? Please contact us.
October 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after this date to determine your eligibility for low interest federal student loans, as well as federal and state grants and Federal Work Study. You do not have to be admitted to start working on your FAFSA.
November 1: In addition to the FAFSA, complete the general application on Scholarship Central to determine your eligibility for institutional-based scholarships.
April 30: Date by which the Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA and PROFILE applications. Although you may apply later, you might not be considered for all aid programs. Apply early to receive an aid offer by the May 1 enrollment deadline.