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WHY CHOOSE A NORTH DAKOTA COLLEGE?

With five colleges and six universities, the North Dakota University System is sure to offer a college experience that’s just right for you. From one-year technical and vocational programs to professional degrees in law, medicine and pharmacy – the North Dakota University System will help prepare you to meet your career goals.

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

AT ONE OF THE 11 NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES – WHERE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!

CHECKLIST FOR ADMISSION

Select more than one North Dakota University System college or university for consideration

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Getting Ready For College
It takes time, effort and thought to choose the college that’s right for you. You’ll want to consider your interests, goals, academic strengths and finances. You'll also need to understand what you have to do to be considered for admission to a public college or university in North Dakota.

SUPPORTING YOUR SUCCESS

Planning Your Career
North Dakota University System colleges and universities want you to succeed, both as a student and as a graduate. To support that commitment, each campus provides career counseling and helps students find jobs after graduation. Contact the college or university of your choice for more information.

TRANSFERRING

One of many benefits of enrolling at a North Dakota University System college or university is that you may transfer easily from one campus to another.

PUTTING TECHNOLOGY TO WORK FOR YOU

Online Application
Applying to attend a North Dakota University System college or university can be done from your computer. For freshman registration, all 11 NDUS colleges and universities accept the common application form, but you may need to provide additional information upon request. The online application link is available under “Applying for College” in the Student section of the NDUS website at ndus.edu. Or a paper application can be found at the same location.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

How Much Will College Cost?
The cost of going to college depends on the campus you choose, the number of credits you plan to take and transportation and housing expenses. The cost of attending a college or university in the North Dakota University System also varies by type of campus – whether it’s a two-year, four-year or doctoral institution. North Dakota residents pay substantially lower tuition rates than do nonresidents. There are, however, some exceptions for residents of surrounding states and provinces. For more information, contact the admission office at the college of your choice.

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

FILLING OUT THE FORMS
Financial aid funds can be limited, so it’s important to apply early. The first step is to apply for admission to the college or university of your choice and then complete the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after Jan. 1 as possible. The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Follow the instructions carefully when completing the FAFSA form. Information from federal tax returns should be used to complete it. Clearly indicate which institution(s) should receive your financial information and use the appropriate school code number(s). Read the instructions carefully and contact your prospective college’s financial aid office if you have questions. When your FAFSA form has been evaluated, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), and the colleges you listed will receive the same information. To receive more information about tax credits, the FAFSA application and the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Aid Program, visit www.ed.gov/finaid.

SOURCES OF AID

College is an investment. Financial aid programs are available to assist you in paying for this investment. In North Dakota, higher education can be financially possible. Contact the financial aid office at your college/university or NDUS to discuss some options, such as the following:

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2014-15 State Board
of Higher Education
President

Kirsten Diederich, Fargo

Vice President

Terry Hjelmstad, Minot

Board Members

Chris McEwen, Fargo
Kevin Melicher, Fargo
Don Morton, Fargo
Kathleen Neset, Tioga
Kari Reichert, Bismarck
Grant Shaft, Grand Forks
Eric Murphy, Grand Forks
  Non-voting faculty adviser
Janice Hoffarth, Grand Forks
  Non-voting staff adviser
Larry C. Skogen, Bismarck, Interim Chancellor
North Dakota University System