Eligibility

Find out if you qualify for financial aid—and if you do, how to make sure you continue receiving it. 

Are You Eligible for Aid?

The only way to know to be sure if you're eligible to receive financial aid—and the amount you may receive—is by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Admission to the university as a degree seeking student
  • Credit enrollment

    To receive financial aid, you must be a fully admitted degree-seeking student who is enrolled full time:

    12 + credits = full time 
    9 – 11 credits = ¾ time 
    6 – 8 credits = half time
    1 – 5 credits = less than half time

    In some cases, you may qualify for limited financial aid as a part-time undergraduate student (at least 6 credits) or a part-time graduate or law student (at least 5 credits).

The following are not eligible for state and federal financial aid:

  • Coursework that doesn't count toward UND's graduation requirements, such as audited classes
  • Certain certificate programs (see eligible certificate programs)
  • Open-enrollment courses taken online or by mail

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards ensures students are meeting progress toward their degree while continuing to receive financial aid.