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Types of Grants

For each of these grants you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is important to note that federal grants are gifts of money that do not have to be repaid. However if you have supplemental student loans they must be repaid, but there are repayment plan options available
for graduates.

  • Federal Pell Grant - This program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Federal Pell Grant awards are based on the students Estimated Family Contribution and awarded to students with exceptional need.  For more information about Federal Pell Grant awards go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell. These funds are prorated based on enrollment status. The amount granted depends on your financial need, cost to attend school, status as full time or part-time student and your intent to attend college for a full academic year or less.

    12+ credits
    Full time
    9-11 credits Three-quarter time
    6-8 credits Half time
    1-5 credits
    Less than half time

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - These funds, provided by the Federal Government, enables the college to award a limited number of grants to undergraduate students with exceptional need and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG does not have to be repaid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15th of each year.
     
  • North Dakota State Incentive Grant - North Dakota Student Financial Assistance Program provides grants to assist undergraduate students in need of financial assistance. FASFA serves as an application for the program. Students must be North Dakota residents attending a North Dakota college or university. Information may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Program, State Board of Higher Education, Tenth Floor, State Capital, Bismarck, ND 58505. 
      
    Students must meet all of the following requirements:
    • priority is given to students who complete the FAFSA by April 15th
    • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a North Dakota resident
    • be a high school graduate, or hold a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and be able to meet all admission requirements as a full-time student at an eligible school
    • use the Grant at an eligible college in North Dakota
    • enroll as a full-time student as defined by the college you attend
    • enroll in a program of at least one academic year as defined by your college
    • be a first-time undergraduate student during the period of award
    • not be in default on any federal financial aid loans; and
    • not owe a refund on any Title IV grants or loans
    • Information may be obtained from the Student Financial Assistance Program, State Board of Higher Education, Tenth Floor, State Capitol, Bismarck, ND 58505. 
     
  • TEACH Grant - The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000.00 per year in grant assistance to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching.

    In exchange for the grant, a student must sign an Agreement to serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years of completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received the grant. If the grant recipient fails or refuses to carry out his or her teaching obligation, the amounts of the TEACH Grants received are treated as an unsubsidized Direct Loan and must be repaid with interest.

 

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