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Waivers and Guidelines

What is a waiver?

Like scholarships, waivers are used to offset college expenses and don’t need to be paid back. A waiver is a dollar value applied to tuition, fees, or residence hall costs based on the type of waiver the student has been granted. Waivers are not refundable and will reflect no more than the actual charge the waiver is specified for. Waivers may not carry forward to future semesters, students must be eligible for the waiver based on the waiver qualifications.

Keep in mind that waivers are considered part of your financial aid package, which means that they may replace some or all of your financial aid eligibility. For example, if you’re offered $1,000 in government loans after filing your FAFSA, and are later awarded a waiver covering $600 of your tuition, your loan offer may be reduced to $400. In general, the combination of all awards cannot exceed your financial aid need.
 

Athletic International Student Waiver

Students who are eligible for this waiver must apply and be accepted for admission at BSC. Students must have a valid F-1 Visa and be in good standing with Homeland Security. Students must meet all NJCAA eligibility requirements. The waiver amount will not exceed the international tuition rate for tuition/fees (except for Connect ND and NDSA fees). The eligibility of this waiver is determined by BSC’s Athletic Director.


Automation Management Waiver Application

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive up to a $500 tuition reduction. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Students must be enrolled at BSC in a Bachelor’s in Applied Science – Automation Management sub-plan. The eligibility of a waiver is determined by the Dean of National Energy Center of Excellence.


BSC Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive no more than a 50% reduction in tuition on up to 15 credits of the Category 1 rate. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory student fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Students must be taking on-campus courses only and must be enrolled full-time at BSC. The application priority deadline is May 1 for the Fall semesters and Nov. 1 for the Spring semesters. The eligibility of this waiver is determined by the BSC Financial Aid Office.
 

Employee Waiver - Staff & Adjunct Tuition Waiver Assistance Application Form 
Employee Waiver - Staff & Adjunct Tuition Waiver/Full-Time Employees Policy
Employee Waiver - Staff & Adjunct Adjunct Faculty Tuition Waiver Application       
Employee Waiver - Staff & Adjunct Tuition Waiver for Adjunct Faculty Policy

BSC full-time and adjunct employees are offered a tuition waiver for three classes per calendar year. If courses are taken at BSC, the full cost of tuition will be waived along with a portion of the corresponding mandatory student fees. If courses are taken at another NDUS institution, 50% of tuition will be waived. The employee would be responsible for the remaining 50% along with all associated student fees. Eligibility is determined by the BSC HR Department.


Tuition Waiver for Employee Spouse/Dependent Form

Tuition Waiver for Employee Spouse/Dependent Policy

Spouses and dependents of BSC employees are eligible for a 50% reduction in tuition. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory student fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. The student receiving this waiver must be enrolled and taking courses at BSC. The eligibility of this waiver is determined by the BSC HR Department.


Engineering Waiver Application

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive up to a $500 tuition reduction. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Students must be enrolled at BSC in an Associate in Science – Engineering sub-plan. The eligibility of this waiver is determined by the Dean of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences.


GED Waiver Application

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive up to a $500 tuition reduction. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory student fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. The application priority deadline is August 1. Eligibility of waiver is determined by the BSC Admissions Director.


Industrial Automation Waiver Application

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive up to a $500 tuition reduction. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Students must be enrolled at BSC in an Associate in Science – Industrial Automation program. The eligibility of this waiver is determined by the Dean of National Energy Center of Excellence.


North Dakota Law Enforcement Officer Waiver Guidelines/Application

Available to full-time North Dakota law enforcement officers who have at least two years of service and are maintaining satisfactory job performance. Must complete the application linked below, supplied by the ND Attorney General’s office. The ND law enforcement officer must receive supervisor approval at least one month in advance of the start of the semester. This waiver provides a 25% reduction in tuition/fees and is available for a maximum of five years after the initial award.


Performing Arts Tuition Waiver

Students who are eligible for this waiver can receive up to a $500 tuition reduction. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory student fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Eligible students must be degree-seeking at BSC and enrolled in 12 or more credits and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students must be enrolled in and have successfully completed one or more performing arts class(es) during the Fall semester and enrolled in at least one or more performing arts class(es) during the Spring semester. The eligibility of this waiver is determined by the Fine Arts & Humanities Department Chair.


Senior Citizen Waiver Guidelines/Application

Senior citizens, age 65 or older, may receive a tuition waiver toward one on-campus, for-audit course each semester. Students who meet eligibility requirements will receive a 100% reduction in tuition. Program fees, class/course fees, mandatory student fees or any other student fees are not covered under this waiver. Eligibility is determined by the BSC Student Finance Office.


Survivors of Firefighters, EMS Personnel or Peace Officers Tuition Waiver
Summer Waiver Request 

Students who are eligible for this waiver will receive a 100% reduction in all tuition/fees. This waiver does not cover room and board or book costs. This waiver is available for 10 semesters within all 11 NDUS institutions. This waiver is not available for semesters completed prior to receipt of the application. This waiver will automatically be applied to all continuously enrolled semesters, excluding summer, while eligibility is maintained. If the receiving student does not wish to utilize the waiver during a specific semester, the student must notify the BSC Student Finance office. The eligibility of the waiver is determined by the BSC Student Finance Office.


Veteran's Dependent Tuition Waiver
Summer Waiver Request

Students who are eligible for this waiver will receive a 100% reduction in all tuition/fees. This waiver does not cover room and board or book costs. This waiver is available for 10 semesters within all 11 NDUS institutions. This waiver is not available for semesters completed prior to receipt of the application. This waiver will automatically be applied to all continuously enrolled semesters, excluding summer, while eligibility is maintained. If receiving students do not wish to utilize the waiver during a specific semester, the student must notify the BSC Student Finance office. The eligibility of the waiver is determined by the BSC Student Finance Office.