Grants are gifts of money that do not have to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant may be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree for up to 12 semesters (or its equivalent of 600%). The amount of the grant is based on the EFC number, the student’s need, estimated cost of attendance, the student’s enrollment status, and the money appropriated by the Federal Government.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) may be awarded to undergraduate students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. SEOG is a campus-based program and may be awarded according to availability of funds.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant may be awarded to students who maintain a 3.25 GPA or qualifying score on admissions test, agree to teach full-time at least 4 years at a designated school with a high percentage of low-income students within 8 years of graduation, and agree to teach in a specific high-need subject. The grant provides up to $4,000 a year less the sequestration reduction (not to exceed $16,000 for undergraduates); however, if the student does not fulfill the teaching requirement, the grant funds become a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, which must be repaid.  

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) may be awarded to a student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Applicants with a Pell-eligible EFC will be awarded up to a maximum Pell Grant less the sequestration reduction and all Title IV aid will be based on an EFC of zero; applicants who are not Pell-eligible will receive an IASG award equal to a maximum Pell Grant for the award year. All other Title IV aid must be based on the student’s calculated EFC.  

North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program (SSIG or State Grant) may be awarded by the North Dakota University System to undergraduate students who meet Title IV eligibility criteria, meet state high school eligibility, are residents of North Dakota, and have not previously received a State Grant for more than eight FTE semesters. The grants are need-based and are dependent upon the availability of funds and pro-rated (based on enrollment status). Therefore, awards may be reduced to accord with need. Students apply by submitting the FAFSA. For more information, visit>Students >Paying for College > North Dakota Grants & Scholarships.