The largest of the grant programs, the Federal Pell Grant entitlement program, provides grants to those students who meet the eligibility and need criteria established by Federal regulations. For the 2015-2016 school year, grants range from $581 to $5,775. The exact amount of a Pell Grant depends upon the student’s need and the money appropriated by Congress to fund the program in any given year. Students can receive this grant for the period required for completion of the first undergraduate baccalaureate degree.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are available to undergraduate students who qualify for the Pell Grant and meet the priority date of April 15. Eligible students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) may receive grants up to $400 per year.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant/Loan Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants to undergraduate and graduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students can receive up to $4,000 per year and the grant is available to students who are enrolled less than half-time. Students who fail to complete the 4-year teaching obligation within 8 years of completing or ceasing their program of study will have to repay the grant with interest (it will become a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan). More information on the application and eligibility requirements for this program are available at:

The North Dakota Student Financial Assistance Program provides non-repayable grants to North Dakota residents to aid undergraduate students in need of financial assistance. The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the application for the State Grant Program. To ensure that your FAFSA will be received by the State Grant Program and be considered as an application for the Program, you must list at least one eligible North Dakota college code on the FAFSA. The deadline for priority consideration is April 15. For 2015-2016, students awarded a Student Financial Assistance Grant will receive $1,650 for the academic year. Additional information may be obtained from: 

The Student Financial Assistance Program
North Dakota University System
600 E. Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382