When to Apply
The FAFSA application must be completed each year. To ensure full access to all available financial aid programs, students should submit the need analysis application as soon as the family income tax returns have been completed. (If a tax return will not be filed, students may apply any time after January 1.) Priority consideration for the North Dakota State Grant and campus-based aid (FWS, SEOG, and Federal Perkins) is given to those who have their FAFSA received by the Central Processor by April 15th.
Applications for financial aid will be accepted after April 15; however, funding may be limited to the Federal Pell Grant, Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), and/or Direct PLUS loans.
CAUTION: Students completing the FAFSA incorrectly or omitting necessary information may be required to correct and resubmit the SAR.