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The North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program provides approximately 7900-8500 non-repayable grants to North Dakota residents pursuing their undergraduate degree and who attend North Dakota's public, private (not-for-profit), and tribal colleges. The purpose of this need-based grant is to assist students with their cost of attending a North Dakota post-secondary institution. A State Grant also reduces the amount of money a student needs to borrow for his or her education.

To be eligible for State Grant consideration, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
  • 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 requirements for admission at an eligible institution.
  • Payment will be based on your enrollment status as defined by the college you attend at the time of financial aid census.
  • Use the Grant at an eligible college in North Dakota.
  • 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.
  • Not owe a refund on any Title IV grants or loans.
  • Not have received State Grant funding for more than 8 semesters.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the college.
The application for this Grant is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award Amounts Based on Enrollment Per Semester
Full time                12+            $1,375.00 
¾ time                  9-11            $1,031.00 
½ time                  6-8              $687.00 
¼ time                  3-5              $343.00 
less than                 3                  $0.00 

The award amount may be downward adjusted based on unmet need and enrollment status.

For more information, visit the following web site: NDUS Financial Aid Information.