College BoUND Newsletter

Informational newsletter from the UND Office of Admissions

Act now for the scholarships and housing students want

Timing can be everything, Students who take care of their University of North Dakota business now — rather than a month or two later — have the best chance to be awarded scholarships and the first choice of housing and courses for fall 2023. Here’s what students need to do now: 

  • Complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at They’ll use 2021 income tax info, so they already have everything they need. (Except maybe UND’s code, 003005.)  
  • Every student should FINISH THEIR FAFSA. The calculation used to determine what aid students are eligible for includes more than just family income — don’t assume students 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 enrollment for fall 2023 with a $200 nonrefundable deposit, if students haven’t done so already 
    • This is a down payment — not an additional charge — that’s applied to their first tuition payment.  
    • Students are required to confirm enrollment before registering for classes. The sooner they do it, the more choices they will 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 March 1 priority deadline will get dibs on the first round of residence hall selection.  
    • Consider signing up for McVey or Brannon, our newly renovated residence halls that opened this year.  

Students also can get a jump on meeting new friends by joining the UND Class of 2027 Facebook group.