College BoUND Newsletter

Informational newsletter from the UND Office of Admissions

Early Hawk gets the worm

The early Fighting Hawk catches more than just worms. Students who take care of their University of North Dakota business now — rather than a month or two later — have the best chance to catch scholarships and the first choice of housing and courses for fall 2022. Here’s what your student needs to do now:

  • Complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at They’ll use 2020 income tax info, so they already have everything they need. (Except maybe UND’s code, 003005.)
    • Every student should FINISH THE FAFSA. The calculation used to determine what aid your student is eligible for includes more than just income from you — don’t assume your student won’t be eligible for aid! Most people qualify for some type of aid, including low-interest federal student loans. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is Feb. 1.
  • Confirm their enrollment for fall 2022 by making the $200 nonrefundable confirmation deposit, if they haven’t done so already. This is a down payment — not an additional charge — that’s applied to their first tuition payment. Your student is required to confirm enrollment before 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. Quickness counts. Students who apply by the Feb. 1 priority deadline will get dibs on the first round of residence hall selection.

Your student also can get a jump on meeting friends by joining the UND Class of 2026 Facebook group.