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Financial Aid FAQ
Financial Aid is available to students, who without such help would be unable to attend Minot State University. The primary responsibility for financing a college education rests with the student and his/her family. Financial Aid should be used as a supplement to family support. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to the final determination regarding the type(s) and amount awarded to the students. Awards are based upon an evaluation of the student's eligibility as determined by the needs analysis form and the availability of funds.

Who May Apply:
Students applying for financial aid must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
  2. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree granting program.
  3. Maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of a course of study.
  4. Not be in default on any Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
  5. Not owe a repayment of any grant funds previously received.

How To Apply:
New students applying for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When completing the FAFSA, applicants must list Minot State University as a college they plan to attend.(Code number 002994.) -in Financial Aid Office / Admin. Building, 2nd floor. Returning or transfer students may complete the Renewal Application or the FAFSA. The Renewal Application is mailed by the Department of Education directly to the students. Students applying for financial aid for the summer term will also be required to complete an institutional financial aid application.

When To Apply:
To receive priority consideration for financial aid, the FAFSA should be completed and mailed by March 1. The priority funding deadline is April 15. The FAFSA or renewal applications must be completed each year. Applications for financial aid will be accepted after April 15, but funding may be limited to the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Caution: Students completing the FAFSA incorrectly or omitting necessary information may be required to resubmit the FAFSA. This will cause a delay in determining a students eligibility and may cause students to miss the priority funding date. Students who have a completed file by April 15 may expect to be notified of their financial aid awarded by June 30.