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Enrollment Services

Financial Aid

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Why should I file my FAFSA early?
To be considered for Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, and the North Dakota State Grant, your FAFSA must be processed by April 15. Submit your application online by March 1 to ensure it will be processed by that deadline.

What if I don't file early?
If your FAFSA is processed after April 15 , you will still be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Programs, Federal ACG Grant, Federal Smart Grant, and Federal Teach Grant.

10 Steps to Financial Aid

  1. Complete your federal tax return early and keep a copy.
  2. File your FAFSA early, as soon after January 1 as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  3. List Minot State University on your FAFSA. Our Title IV code is 002994.
  4. You will receive the results of the FAFSA via a Student Aid Report (SAR) within 2-4 weeks.
  5. Review your SAR for accuracy. If corrections are needed, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  6. Watch for your official award letter. Freshmen students will receive their initial award letter by postal mail. Returning and transfer students will receive their award letter notification by email. Accept or Decline the aid offered on CampusConnection.
  7. Continue to watch for other mailings. Sign and return other forms as requested.
  8. If you receive additional funds, such as scholarships not listed on your award letter, notify the Financial Aid Office immediately.
  9. Submit all required admission documents including high school transcript or GED certificate, college transcripts, ACT or SAT results, and immunization records to the Enrollment Services Office. All admission documents must be on file before federal financial aid can be disbursed.
  10. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more detailed information.

Where can I find more information?
Minot State University has detailed information about the types of loans available, grants, scholarships, loan counseling, student employment and much more at the Financial Aid Office website.