Financial Aid Process
Follow the UND financial aid process below to successfully apply for FAFSA, accept your financial aid package, add or drop courses and pay tuition without late charges. For step-by-step instructions to maximize your resources at UND, refer to the UND Financial Aid Guide.Und financial aid guide
1. Apply for FAFSA
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) typically opens October 1 for
the following academic year.
- Due to changes made by the federal government for the 2024-25 academic year, the FAFSA opened on Dec. 31, 2023.
- If you've never completed the FAFSA before, create your account so you're ready to complete the FAFSA once it opens.
- After you create your account, it may take approximately 2 weeks for you to receive your Federal Student Aid ID, which you will need to complete the FAFSA.
- Complete your FAFSA by the Feb. 1 priority deadline. Use UND school code 003005.
- You may complete your FAFSA before being admitted to UND.
- If you missed the Feb. 1 priority deadline, you should still apply for aid as soon as possible.
- UND receives FAFSA information (7-10 business days later).
- Your financial aid package is available to view in Campus Connection.
2. Accept/Decline Your Financial Aid Package
- Accept/decline your financial aid in Campus Connection.
- If you haven’t already, complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling at studentaid.gov. Complete only once; the first time you accept federal loans for your degree program.
3. View Financial Aid in Campus Connection
If you've accepted financial aid, it will automatically be applied to your Campus Connection account following this process:
- Financial aid is based on your enrollment as of the last day to drop/add classes noted in the Academic Calendar. Financial aid is normally applied after this date.
- The Student Financial Aid Office will verify that the number of credits you're enrolled in corresponds with the amount of aid you'll be receiving. Any adjustments will be made to your account before aid is applied.
- Financial aid posts to pay your Campus Connection charges.
- Excess aid refund applies to your account.
- UND allows you to select how you would like to receive excess financial aid or other refunds from the University with BankMobile Disbursements.
- Campus Connection current term charges due.
- Late fee applies for any unpaid Campus Connection charges.
What if my federal aid is not enough to cover my bill?
We'll do everything possible to help you cover your bill, but if federal aid is not enough, we encourage you to apply for private scholarships and use scholarship search services. UND students can check out Scholarship Central (UND's scholarship database) to find scholarships in our academic departments.
UND works with various lenders that offer private education loans to help cover the cost of your remaining balance. FASTChoice can help you compare lenders, interest rates, borrowing amounts, and loan eligibility.