Graduate Financial Resources

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Full-time status for enrollment purposes is 9 semester hours in the fall and spring, 6 semester hours in the summer.  Full-time status for financial aid purposes is 9 semester hours in the fall, spring, and summer.

Financial Aid, Assistantships and Scholarships

The Graduate School offers graduate teaching and research assistantships each year.  Admitted students should inquiry with their Program Director for department availability each semester.  Applicants are required to submit the Graduate School Assistantship Application to their Program Director.  To be eligible for consideration, applicants are required to be

  • Fully admitted in a MSU graduate program
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 graduate credits
  • In good academic standing
  • Selected by their department program faculty for a specific assignment and be approved by the Graduate School Assistant Dean

Click here to view and apply for employment opportunities

Several MSU Departments may have additional scholarships which are offered on a year-by-year basis pending availability of funds. Students may contact the Financial Aid Office at 701-858-3375 or their respective Program Director for additional information.

As per the Financial Aid Office, most departmental scholarship selections are made from the applications received by February 15 of each year.  Applications will continue to be accepted after February 15 however most scholarships are granted by the department for those who met the initial February 15 yearly deadline. 

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College of Business (COB)

  • Bruce and Diane Walker: Open to full-time COB students
  • Doris A. Slaaten: Open to students with a GPA of 3.0 in financial need
  • James McIntyre: Open to full-time COB students; minimum GPA of 3.0 with preference to those participating in MSU Athletics
  • Jan Barlow: Open to COB students
  • MSIS Scholarship Endowment: Open to MSIS graduate students enrolled in at least 6 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Randy & Pat Burckhard:  As per the Alumni Office, awarded to Business Administration majors on a quadrennial basis
  • Richard L. Muss Business: As per the Alumni Office, awarded annually to full-time COB students who are residents of N.D.
  • Robert Torgerson: Open to full-time MSU students in the COB
  • Yvonne Schultz: As per the Alumni Office, open to COB graduate students

Communication Disorders-Speech Language Pathology

  • North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association: Open to graduate and undergraduate students of a least junior status majoring in communication disorders.
  • Minot Sertoma Club: Established by the Minot Sertoma Club to aid students in hearing and speech. One scholarship is awarded each year to a student in education of the deaf and one to a student speech pathology, both on the basis of scholarship and need.
  • Hearing and Training Center: Scholarship for graduate students in Communication Disorders minimum GPA is 3.5.
  • Edna Gilbert: Open to anyone majoring in Communication Disorders.
  • North Dakota Department of Instruction: Open to students who agree to be employed in a North Dakota school following graduation.
  • Dr. Audrey Lunday: Open to a first year graduate student who is a single parent or student from abroad whose intent is to be employed in a medical setting.
  • St. Joseph's Community Foundation: Open to a graduate or undergraduate student studying communication disorders.

Special Education

  • Elsie May Deeter Hearing Impaired Scholarship: Established by Elsie May Deeter, who spent her entire teaching career working with the hearing impaired. It is for the benefit of hearing impaired students or those students studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired.
  • Florence Lake Scholarship: Established by Florence Lake, a leader in education of the hearing-impaired children who was instrumental in establishing the program at Minot State University. This annual scholarship is awarded to students in education of the deaf on the basis of academic achievement and financial needs.
  • Frances V. Leach Scholarship: Established by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, North Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, to encourage and support special education. Priority is given to a graduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in learning disabilities. If no graduate student applies, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in special education.

Applying for federal financial aid is a great way to help pay for college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine your eligibility for federal grants, work study, loan programs, and the North Dakota State Grant. The priority funding deadline is April 15, learn more at fafsa.gov.

International Students

As an international student, you are required to prove funding for additional expenses before your I-20 can be issued. 

  • I-20 Tuition and Expenses Requirements
    • Please note that these additional expenses will not be billed through your Minot State student account, they are simply an estimate of potential living costs. Estimates are subject to change.

As an international student, you are required to prove funding for additional expenses before your I-20 can be issued. 

  • I-20 Tuition and Expenses Requirements
    • Please note that these additional expenses will not be billed through your Minot State student account, they are simply an estimate of potential living costs. Estimates are subject to change.

Every Canadian province’s loan application process is unique. For more information about Canadian loans and TL 11A tax forms, visit the Office of International Programs.

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