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Assistance to pay for college can take many forms. The following resources are available to incoming students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid typically is awarded on the basis of financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by all students requesting aid from NDSU. The information provided on the FAFSA is used to estimate the amount of funds your family is expected to contribute toward the cost of attending NDSU.

Financial aid can take the form of:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work Study

To pursue financial aid at NDSU:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found online at

Submit the application early to meet NDSU's priority deadline of February 1. If your application is processed after February 1, your award package could be limited to the types of financial aid available at that time. Be sure to list NDSU's Institution Title IV Code 002997 on the application to have your application information sent to NDSU. You may have information sent to multiple schools.

To receive a financial aid award from NDSU, you must first apply for admission.

Under ordinary circumstances, students who have had their FAFSA processed and applied for admission on or before the February 1 priority deadline may expect to receive notification of financial assistance beginning mid-March. Students completing the application process after the deadline might expect notification of financial aid later in the spring or within two to three weeks after NDSU receives the completed application information.

More information on financial aid awards can be found online, or to speak with a staff member call One Stop at 701-231-6200 or 866-924-8969.


Scholarships recognize outstanding high school or college academic achievement. Awards range in dollar amounts and renewability. A limited number of academic departments award scholarships. Scholarship applications for new freshmen and transfer students are available from the Office of Admission. 

Part-time Work

The NDSU Career Center operates a free job listing service that provides information about jobs on and off campus. You do not need to qualify for financial assistance to use this service. For more information visit

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Campus address: Ceres Hall 114
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2832 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Courier address: North Dakota State University Office of Admission
                         1301 Administration Ave. / 114 Ceres Hall
                         Fargo, ND 58102
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:10:12 PM
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