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Financial Aid Office

Grants

Grants are gifts of money that do not have to be paid back. These include:

Federal Pell Grant:

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):

  • For students with financial need who are working on their first bachelor's degree.
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority.
  • Student attending less than full time may still qualify.
  • Funds depend on availability.  Priority given to students whose FAFSA is completed by April 15.
  • Annual award amounts (subject to change) $200 to $600.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) GRANT:

  • For undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students who are/will be taking course work necessary to become elementary or secondary teachers.
  • Must agree to serve, for a minimum of four years (within eight years of completing academic program) as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school that serves low-income students.
  • Must attend a participating college and meet certain academic achievement requirements.
  • Annual award amounts (subject to change) up to $4000.
  • Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant funds being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid.
  • Must have completed a FAFSA.
  • For more information see the TEACH Grant Fact Sheet.

North Dakota State Grant:

  • For students who are North Dakota residents, must have graduated from a North Dakota high school and who are working on their first bachelor's degree.
  • Students attending less than full time may still qualify.
  • Priority is given to students whose FAFSA is completed by April 15.
  • Annual award amount (subject to change) $1950.
  • For more information contact the North Dakota University System Office at 701-328-4114.

Other State Grant Agencies

Note:  Repeating courses may affect the student's eligibility for Title IV aid.  (Ex:  If a student repeats a previously passed course for a second time, those credits cannot be included in the student's enrollment status.) Title IV aid includes all federal programs.