When to Apply

The FAFSA application must be completed each year. To ensure full access to all available financial aid programs, students should submit the need analysis application as soon as the family income tax returns have been completed. (If a tax return will not be filed, students may apply any time after January 1.) Priority consideration for the North Dakota State Grant and campus-based aid (Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Federal Perkins Loan) is given to those who have their FAFSA submitted by April 15 annually.

Applications for financial aid will be accepted after April 15; however, funding may be limited to the Federal Pell Grant, Direct (subsidized and unsubsidized) Loan, and/or parent Direct PLUS Loan.