Counselor Fundamentals

Information for high school counselors about the University of North Dakota, its admission process and deadlines.

Free money for school

Your students can be eligible for free money and low-interest loans to help fund their education in as little as 30 minutes with UND’s Scholarship Central and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If your students haven’t already done so, make sure they use their 2019 income taxes to fill out their 2020-21 FAFSA at The experts say the earlier the better. That’s because the FAFSA application is what determines their eligibility for all kinds of financial aid — state, federal and institutional — including everything from grants to scholarships and low-interest loans to work study. Don’t forget: Have your students use UND School Code 003005 and let them know they shouldn’t assume they won’t qualify for aid. Many factors other than income come into play.

Act fast to cash in on UND’s Scholarship Central. Our one-stop-shop for more than 800 scholarships is also open! After a student is admitted to UND, all they need to do is fill out one easy application, and the database automatically will match them with all the scholarships for which they qualify. That’s right. Your students don’t have to write 800 cover letters or ask dozens of people to write nice things about them. It’s one and done!

Ensure your students apply ASAP for the best chance at free money and loans. Funding is not guaranteed after the Feb. 1 priority deadline.