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. Here’s what they need to do:

  • Students who haven’t already done so should fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at They’ll use 2017 income tax information, so they already have everything they need. (Except maybe UND’s code, 003005.) Share that with them, and they’ll have no more excuses. They should FINISH THE FAFSA because it decides more than just income-based grants.
  • Confirm student enrollment for fall 2019 by making the $200 nonrefundable confirmation deposit. This is a down payment — not an additional charge — that is applied to the first tuition payment. Students are required to confirm enrollment before signing up for orientation and registering for classes. The sooner they do it, the more choices they have.
  • Apply for housing. All first-year freshmen are required to live on campus for their first, full 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.
  • Students also can join the UND Class of 2023 Facebook group to meet their future friends.