The North Dakota University System is a unified system of higher education governed by the State Board of Higher Education. Organized in 1990, the University System is led by the chancellor. The NDUS staff supports the State Board of Higher Education’s mission to enhance the quality of life for all those served by the NDUS as well as the economic and social vitality of North Dakota. The North Dakota University system offers financial aid to eligible students.
The Student Financial Assistance Program, also known as the State Grant, provides a non-repayable need-based grants to North Dakota residents who are first-time undergraduate students. Students must be pursuing an eligible program at a qualifying North Dakota institution, and must be enrolled at least quarter-time. Qualifying institutions include the state accredited public, tribal, and private institutions, provided the institutions have programs of study of at least two years in length. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.