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
Federal Pell Grant
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 NSLDS to determine the percentage of Pell Grant you have received.
Federal CARES Grant
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.
North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant
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.
Federal Emergency Grant
This Federal Emergency Grant is funded through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), a part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. The purpose of this grant is to provide additional financial support to UND students experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
All students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (i.e., possess a green card) may apply for this emergency grant. International students are not eligible for Federal Emergency Grant funds.
Students may not receive this emergency grant more than once per semester or academic year. Spring and summer 2021 semesters are both part of the 2020-21 academic year.
Students must be enrolled at least half-time as of the last day to register for courses for the semester in which the grant is requested/applied. This date can be found by accessing the Academic Calendars for the correct semester and career level.
Funds for this grant are limited. Grant applications will be approved and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing an application does not guarantee an award.
Due to the overwhelming response for funding, please allow up to 10 business days for processing before the grant, if approved, will show on your Campus Connection account. Please do not resubmit another application for the same semester as that will create a delay in processing.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG grant is available to undergraduate, Pell Grant-eligible students who are enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester.
- Students must complete the FAFSA.
- Must be Pell-eligible undergraduate student
- Funding is limited, so apply early.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
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.
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.
Federal Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
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.