Financial Aid

  • A post-secondary education can be an expensive option for families. Paying for a post-secondary education can include costs associated with tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, books, supplies, equipment, and transportation. However, there are many options available to students for when it comes to paying for college. Assistance for most college-bound students comes from financial aid.

    Financial aid is monetary support from institutions and/or the government for a student to attend a post-secondary educational institution. Financial aid can be awarded in the form of grants, scholarships, work study, and educational loans. In order to be eligible for financial aid, a college student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on an annual basis. FAFSA determines a student’s need for financial assistance by analyzing the cost of college and the student’s (and his/her family’s) ability to pay for college.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships are financial gifts that do not need to repaid. They are offered by schools, employers, private companies, nonprofits, religious groups, and professional organizations. Scholarships can be awarded to students belonging to a specific group (race, religion, military, age, etc.), to students with high academic achievement, or to students with a specific talent (athletic, music, etc.).

    North Dakota Scholarship Information: Class of 2024

    North Dakota Scholarship Guidance

    North Dakota Scholarship Framework

    North Dakota Scholarship Brochure

    For additional information on the class of 2024 ND Academic/CTE Scholarships, refer to the main scholarship website. This will include an FAQ section as well as diploma and scholarship information.  

     

    North Dakota Scholarship Information: Class of 2025 and beyond

    The new North Dakota Scholarship was created during the 2021 legislative session to replace the Academic and CTE Scholarships. Starting with the graduating class of 2025, students must use the new North Dakota Scholarship requirements. The purpose of the new North Dakota Scholarship is to align scholarship requirements to the Choice Ready initiative. The new requirements align to Choice Ready, but will be more rigorous than what is required for Choice Ready. 

    North Dakota Scholarship Guidance

    North Dakota Scholarship Framework

    North Dakota Scholarship Application

    For additional information on the 2025+ North Dakota Scholarship, refer to the main scholarship website

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