Be first for scholarships, choice of housing, classes

The early Fighting Hawk catches more than just worms. Students who take care of their University of North Dakota business now — rather than even a month or two later — have the best chance to catch scholarships and their first choice of housing and courses for fall 2019.

  • Students who haven’t already done so should fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.com. You’ll use your 2017 income taxes, so you already have everything you need. (Except maybe UND code 003005.) So there! No more excuses. GET IT DONE. It decides more than just income-based grants.
  • Confirm student enrollment for fall 2019 by making your $200 nonrefundable confirmation deposit. This is a down payment — not an additional charge — that’s later applied to your tuition bill. Students are required to confirm enrollment before signing up for Orientation and registering for classes. The sooner you do it, the more choices you have.
  • Apply for housing. All first-year freshmen are required to live on campus for their first academic year or receive an approved exemption. Students who apply by the Feb. 1 priority deadline will get dibs in the first round of residence hall selection.
  • Encourage your student to join the UND Class of 2023 Facebook page to meet their future friends.