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Enrollment Requirements

The following information relates to the minimum number of credits required for each program:
  • Alternative Loans - varies with each lender
  • BSC Foundation Scholarships - 15 credits
  • BSC Cultural Diversity Waiver - 12 credits (excludes online courses, maximum of 5 semesters)
  • Federal Supplemental Grant - 6 credits
  • Federal Work Study - 6 credits
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan - 6 credits
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan - 6 credits
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents - 6 credits
  • North Dakota Indian Scholarship - 12 credits
  • North Dakota Scholars Program - 12 credits
  • Scholarships from various organizations - normally 12 credits (depends upon each donor)
Federal Pell Grant - will be adjusted based upon the number of student enrollment credits.
        12+  credits  = Full-time 
        9-11 credits  = Three-quarter time 
        6-8   credits  = Half-time 
        1-5   credits  = Less than half-time 

ND State Grant Award Amounts Based on Enrollment Per Semester
Full time                12+           $975.00 
¾ time                  9-11           $731.00 
½ time                  6-8              $487.00 
¼ time                  3-5              $243.00 
less than                 3                  $0.00
 
The award amount may be downward adjusted based on unmet need and enrollment status.