Make it FAFSA fast, please

Five out of five dads agree living on a diet of ramen noodles and mac-n-cheese is not good for you, your body or your brain.

UND wants to make sure students can finance their education AND EAT! That’s why it’s important for students to get started on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or, what everyone in our world just calls FAFSA).

It’s the only application UND requires to determine student eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs. Each year, 79 percent of our undergraduates share more than $100 million in financial aid.

Students applying for the 2019-20 academic year can begin filling out a form immediately at If they keep their 2017 tax forms handy, they’ll probably finish in less than 30 minutes. Pretty painless, right?

The priority deadline is Feb. 1, but why wait when there’s money on the line. You know, five out of five moms say: Money doesn’t grow on trees.

And that’s true for college investments, too. We recommend students apply early because aid is not guaranteed through the deadline. If students apply by Dec.1, they’ll receive an early financial aid award letter from UND.

If you or your students have any questions, contact One-Stop Student Services at 701.777.1234 or