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Your FAFSA questions answered

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We answer some commonly asked questions about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Q:  Why should my student complete the FAFSA? A: By completing their FAFSA, your student is taking advantage of the best student loan and gift aid options. Even if they don’t qualify for grants, they’ll likely qualify for Federal […]

10 lucky students take home the prize

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Ten lucky students were randomly selected for $1,000 scholarships for their fall semester at the University of North Dakota.  The winners were announced Feb. 25 at UND Admitted Student Day. Admitted students and their guests attended the special daylong event that gave them their first big taste of college life. They were able to hang […]

From follower to leader

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Lauren McCreary always thought she was more of a follower than a leader. And at least in the matters of birth order and college choice, she was right. A Grand Forks native, McCreary was the fourth and youngest child in the family. Her eldest brother — 10 years her senior — had graduated from the […]

The transition to UND starts now

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Now that your student is admitted to UND, they can start the Orientation Reservation Process for fall 2022. If you or your student have questions, be sure to reach out to your admissions rep.  They can walk you through the transition process step by step to make sure you have all the information you need. […]

Students take fast track to master’s degree

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College graduates who dream of landing a high-level job at premium pay straight out of school can increase their chances by putting an extra “M” (for master’s) on their resume. Of course, they have to earn it first. They can do just that — while also saving time and money — if they choose to […]

Student, soldier, saxophonist, star

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Always ready. Always there. It’s more than just a motto for the U.S. Army National Guard. For UND senior Zachary Fischer of Horace, N.D., it’s a whole way of life. The standout music education major and 22-year-old sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 188th Army Band takes those four words to heart. He’s […]

Get on the right track during the New Student Transition

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Your student can take the next steps toward UND starting at 9 a.m. (CST) on Jan. 22, when the New Student Transition reservation system officially opens. In this process, your student will sign up to be advised and registered virtually for their first semester of classes. If your student hasn’t already done so, they first […]

Explore a day in the life at Admitted Student Day

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Up until now, your high school student hasn’t had to think too hard about where they’ll eat, sleep, study or hang out for a night of popcorn and Netflix. More often than not, the answer has been right at home. But figuring out where home is going to be for the next four years is […]

Beat the Feb. 1 deadline for 2022-23 financial aid & scholarships

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Has your student applied for financial aid yet? The option for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2022-23 academic year is still open. All your student needs to do is log onto studentaid.gov to begin their application. The priority deadline to apply is Feb. 1, but the experts say the quicker the […]

Competence + Warmth

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Typical January day in Minnesota: 20 degrees. Typical January day in Cameroon: 92 degrees. No wonder UND junior Malika Achingale Barbie Odera shivered when she recalled her 2017 move from Cameroon to Brooklyn Park, Minn. “It was a shock, coming from a very hot and humid country,” Malika said with a laugh, remembering her first […]