Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial Aid is disbursed in two installments; half for Fall semester and half for Spring semester, unless otherwise noted in your Financial Aid award notice.  Summer semester funds are disbursed in one installment.

Approximately two to three weeks after each semester begins, your financial aid funds will be applied toward your institutional charges (including tuition, fees, books and room and board).

  • If you owe more than you are receiving in Financial Aid you will be responsible to pay the balance due by the fee payment deadline. Contact the Minot State Business Office at 701-858-3333 to make payment arrangements.
  • If your Financial Aid total is greater than the balance you owe Minot State, the excess aid will be issued to you in a check or you can enroll in direct deposit. Students are highly encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to avoid delays in receiving any refunds.

We recommend that you have enough money to purchase your books and supplies necessary to begin the semester in case your Financial Aid funds are delayed. For more information on bookstore charging, visit the Minot State Books & Supplies Policy

For a complete schedule of dates and deadlines refer to the Minot State calendar.

Minot State Business Office