Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadlines

When to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

As you may already know, things have changed with regard to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Now, you are to fill out the FAFSA earlier using tax information from two tax years prior.  See the chart below to help you know when you can apply for federal financial aid and which tax year information you should use.

 
School Year / Academic Year 
(Fall, Spring, Summer)
Date You Can Start Applying for Aid FAFSA Application Year Income Based on Tax Year
2021-2022 October 1st 2020 2021-2022 2019
2022-2023 October 1st 2021 2022-2023 2020
2023-2024 October 1st 2022 2023-2024 2021
2024-2025 October 1st 2023 2021-2025 2022

 

2022-2023 NDSU Academic Scholarship Application

The NDSU Academic Scholarship Application is a competitive online scholarship application for many of the scholarships offered at NDSU. Scholarships are available to all class levels (entering freshmen, transfer, undergraduate, graduate and professional). Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your responses to the questions on the application. To be considered for need-based scholarships through your NDSU Academic Scholarship Application, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than February 1, 2022. A FAFSA is not required to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

In order to apply or to be considered for a NDSU scholarship, students must be a continuing student or a new student for the academic year. If you are a new student, please make sure you have received an NDSU Student I.D. number and have activated your NDSU account with a valid email address before you attempt to apply. All scholarship applicants must use their NDSU log-in user name and password to access the scholarship application.

You may receive emails from NDSU Academic Scholarship Application if you are selected for a scholarship award or if you need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity. To ensure proper e-mail delivery, please add no-reply@academicworks.com to spam filters. All email correspondence will be sent to your NDSU email account. We recommend the use of the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge but highly recommend the latest version of Google Chrome.

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Fall 2021

Date Day Description
Sep 1 Wed Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Sep 1 Wed Eligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Sep 7 Tue Financial aid applied to NDSU account balances

Spring 2022

Date Day Description  
Jan 20 Thu Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**  
Jan 20 Thu Eligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.  
Jan 25 Tue Financial aid applied to NDSU account balances  
Feb 1 Tue Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Deadline  
Mar 1 Tue Currently Enrolled Students Scholarship Deadline  
Apr 1 Fri Transfer Students Scholarship Deadline  
May 20 Fri Health Professions Student Scholarship Deadline  

Summer 2022 (All Sessions)

Date Day Description
Jun 16 Thu Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.) **
Jun 16 Thu Financial Aid Census: Pell, TEACH & State Grant awards are based on enrollment as of 11:59 p.m.
Jun 20 Mon Financial aid begins applying to NDSU account balance once enrollment requirements are met.