A grant is a monetary gift and does not have to be repaid, unless the student withdraws from school.
Grants are awarded based on financial need and may have further requirements. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine your eligibility for grants.
Types of Federal Grants
What is a Pell Grant?
Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students by the federal government. The award amount is calculated based on the financial data you provide on your FAFSA, your cost of attendance at UND and the amount of credits you’re enrolled in. The amount you receive may change from year to year.
How much do I qualify for with a Pell Grant?
Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government for as much as $6,095 per academic year.
The award amount is calculated based on the financial data you provide on your FAFSA.
- Students must file a FAFSA and have official Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- Award depends on EFC, enrollment status and duration of attendance.
You must be an undergraduate student seeking your first bachelor's degree.
|Award Amount||Credit Hours per Semester|
|Full (100%) award||12+ credits|
|Three-quarters (75%) award||9 - 11 credits|
|Half (50%) award||6 - 8 credits|
|One-quarter (25%) award||1 - 5 credits|
You are limited to a total of 6 full-time years (600%) of Pell Grant eligibility. Visit the NSLDS website to determine the percentage of Pell Grant you have received.
What grant can I get to become a teacher?
A TEACH Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to agree to complete four years of qualifying teaching as a condition for getting the grant. If you don’t complete your teaching service obligation, the grant will turn into a Federal Unsubsidized Loan that you must repay in full with interest. TEACH grants are available to graduate and undergraduate students who meet eligibility criteria.
How much does the TEACH grant award?
The Federal TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants to graduate or undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in teaching.
Can students from North Dakota get grants to pay for college?
The North Dakota State Grant is for first-time undergraduate students who have:
- Graduated from a North Dakota high school or GED program
- Are residents of North Dakota
- Attend a North Dakota public, private or tribal college
Grants are for up to $2,200 per academic year, based on enrollment status. You can apply for the grant by completing the FAFSA.
To qualify for the IASG students must:
- Must file a FAFSA and have official EFC.
- Identified by Department of Defense.
- Dependent of deceased veteran of Iraq / Afghanistan Wars.
- 23 years of age or younger at the time of veteran's death.
If older than 23 years of age, enrolled at institution of higher learning at the time of death.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.