Financial Aid + Scholarships

Federal Financial Aid

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for federal loans, grants, work-study, and/or income-related scholarship awards. 


Scholarship Application

The NDSU scholarship application is available for current students to submit between December 1 and March 1 each year.

Students who complete and submit a scholarship application will be automatically considered for general university and college-specific scholarships for which they qualify.

Students may also apply for additional scholarships within the application system that include further criteria or requirements (such as supplemental questions, essays, etc.).

Even once you've submitted your scholarship application, check back often to see if you could qualify for any additional awards.

For more detailed information, visit:

Financial Aid and Scholarships


Scholarship Recipients

Students who are selected to receive a scholarship from the College of Business can expect notification of their award late April or early May.

Award recipients must complete the following steps to remain eligible to receive their scholarship funds:

  1. Accept the award(s) in the Blackbaud Academic Management (BAM) scholarship system (if applicable)
  2. Write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor(s)
  3. Attend the Scholarship Award Ceremony in the fall

Click here for a sample donor thank you letter.


Scholarship questions can be directed to

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