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Great Plains Promise Waiver

Great Plains Promise Waiver Application/Procedure

Pursuant to SBHE Policy 820, BSC may offer a waiver to BSC to students meeting certain eligibility requirements. Learn more about our promise at bismarckstate.edu/GreatPlainsPromise

Waiver Details:
  1. The waiver amount may not exceed tuition and will waive up to 15 credits only.
  2. Student is responsible for fees, textbooks, and other costs. 
  3. Waiver is only for new or transfer degree-seeking students enrolling for Fall 2024.
  4. Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits and making progress toward degree.
  5. Waiver is open to North Dakota residents only.
  6. Students must have a family-adjusted gross income of $80,000 or less.
  7. Student must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  8. Student must have completed the BSC Foundation Scholarship application.
  9. Student must exhaust all other forms of funding (Grants, scholarship, 3rd party, etc.) to be considered.
  10. Application and registration deadline is 06/01/2024.
  11. Waiver is first-come first-served.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Applicants must apply and be accepted for admission to BSC as well as the program they are applying for if there are specific admissions requirements for that program.
  2. Student must be degree-seeking at BSC.
  3. Student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits. To get the Great Plains Promise Waiver, you must stay enrolled full-time. If you drop below full-time, you'll lose the waiver. 
  4. Must be admitted as a first-year or transfer student with no prior BSC credits. 
    • Previous BSC dual credit or early entry students are eligible.
  5. Must be a North Dakota Resident
  6. Students must have a family-adjusted gross income of $80,000 or less.
  7. Student must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  8. Student must have completed the BSC Foundation Scholarship application.
  9. Student must exhaust all other forms of funding (Grants, scholarship, 3rd party, etc.) to be considered.
  10. Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and not in default of a state or federal loan.
  11. Application and registration deadline is 06/01/2024.
 
Application Process:
  1. Student must meet all BSC admission requirements and be accepted for enrollment.
  2. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Student must complete the BSC Foundation Scholarship Application
  4. Student must complete the Great Plains Promise Waiver application and register for at least 12 credits no later than 06/01/24.
 
Withdraws/Revocation:
  • Students who withdraw will be subject to the refund policy consistent with NDUS policy 830.2 and will be responsible for any outstanding balance on their student account.
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