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How Student Loans Work . . . EXPLAINED

Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

North Dakota Scholarship Program
Reciprocity Programs
Loan Forgiveness/ Repayment Programs 
Tuition Reimbursement/ Work-study
Quinten N. Burdick Job Corps Center
Military Academy/ROTC Scholarships
Grant Opportunities


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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information



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Federal Student Aid

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North Dakota Scholarship Program

2017-2018 Graduates

 

North Dakota resident students may apply for either the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship. The amount of each scholarship is $750 per semester, $500 per quarter, or $1,500 for the academic year based on full-time enrollment in an accredited higher education institution in North Dakota, both public and private. The students may be eligible for up to $6,000 within six academic school years (do not have to be consecutive years) of undergraduate study after graduation from high school. The scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains a 2.75 grade point average based on a 4.00 scale reviewed each semester. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours the first two terms and 15 hours each term thereafter. If a student requires less than 15 hours to graduate during the final two semesters, refer to NDCC 15.1-21-02.6.

Applications are submitted online and may be accessed at http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/scholarship from January through June 2 (varies by year). Application deadline will be June 2. High school graduates will be notified of their eligibility for either scholarship by June 30. Students then must log in to the application site and either accept or defer the scholarship. No late applications will be accepted.

An accredited institution of higher education is a post-secondary institution offering at least a 2-year degree regardless if all programs are 2 years or more in duration. A student may use either the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship at the following institutions:

 

 

Scholarship Information & Links

 

Two merit-based scholarships were created during the 2009 legislative session: the North Dakota Academic scholarship and the North Dakota Career & Technical Education (CTE) scholarship. These scholarships are aimed at increasing high school rigor and retaining college students in North Dakota. The program is authorized through NDCC 15.1-21-02.4 through 15.1-21-02.8.

Laws and Regulations

NDCC 15.1-21-02.4. North Dakota career and technical education scholarship (External Link)
NDCC 15.1-21-02.5. North Dakota academic scholarship (External Link)
NDCC 15.1-21-02.6. North Dakota scholarship - Amount - Applicability (External Link)

 

 

Supporting Documents

Scholarships:

Scholarship Application: Application Window is January 2 - June 2, 2017
 
 
Diploma/Scholarship Worksheet (NOTE: Requires Adobe Reader 8 or higher to save)
Revised 9/14/16 
 
Home Education Transcript For The North Dakota Academic or Career and Technical Education Scholarship Program (SFN 60374)
 
Memo from the Assistant Attorney General
Scholarship Brochure
North Dakota Academic or Career and Technical Education Scholarship Program FAQ

e-Transcripts:

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Course Information:

CTE Coordinated Plans of Study (required for CTE Scholarship) (External Link)

Fine Arts Courses
Mathematics Courses with Algebra II Prerequisite
Combined Course Codes Grades 9-12
 
 
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Reciprocity Programs



Midwest Student Exchange Program: Sponsored by MHEC - Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

The MSEP serves as the Midwest's largest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through this program, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. Over 125 colleges and universities in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others' citizens at more affordable rates. For more information, visit their web site at http://msep.mhec.org/.



North Dakota/Minnesota Reciprocity Program

The North Dakota/Minnesota reciprocity program is a program of student exchange that has existed since 1975. The purposes of the Program are to continue to improve post-secondary education opportunities for North Dakota and Minnesota residents and to achieve improved effectiveness and economy in meeting the post-secondary education needs of those residents through cooperative efforts by the two neighboring states.

Students generally pay the higher of the two states tuition rates. Thus, North Dakota students attending Minnesota campuses pay the Minnesota rate. While Minnesota students attending North Dakota campuses pay the Minnesota rate, which is generally higher that the North Dakota rate.

If a student wishes to complete a paper application, they can print out the application form from the (Adobe Acrobat) file shown below or contact the State Board for Career and Technical Education office to obtain an application. The reciprocity administrator is also available to assist with any questions through e-mail at cte@nd.gov or by telephone (701) 328-2288.

For more information visit: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/hesod/NDReciprocity/apply1.cfm. Click here for the online Reciprocity Application Form.



WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange 

What is WUE? Wue is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, Students in Western states may enroll i participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. For a list of participating states and institutions please visit their web site at: http://wue.wiche.edu/.



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Loan Forgiveness/ Repayment Programs



Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota - CARS Loan Repayment Program

CARS (College Annual Repayment Stipend) is a student loan repayment program in which Automotive Technology students could have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here's how it works . . . First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office. Upon graduation, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the CARS student load repayment program. At the end of the student's first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding eh student's loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 through 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments.

For more information contactthe Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota. Phone: 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.



Bismarck State College Student Loan Forgiveness Program

This program will give students an opportunity to forgive part of their student loans, if they stay and work in North Dakota after graduation. The Bismarck State College majors that qualify for this program are as follows:

  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Electric Power Technology
  • Electrical Transmission Systems Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • EMT Paramedic Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Power Plant Technology
  • Process Plant Technology
  • Surgical Technician

Funding recipients are eligible to receive $1,000 per year in continued student loan forgiveness, for each consecutive year they are employed in an approved technology occupation in North Dakota, up to a maximum of five years or $5,000.

To qualify for this program students must successfully complete a board-approved technology-related program; must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average; and must have participated in a technology internship with a business located in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Program

The Loan Forgiveness Demonstration Program for Child Care Providers is intended to bring more highly trained individuals into the early child care profession and to retain those providers for longer periods of time. Loan forgiveness under this demonstration program is contingent upon the availability of annual appropriations. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education repays up to 100% of a borrower's eligible Stafford loan obligations. For the purpose of this program, the term "child care services" is defined as activities and services provided for the education and care of children from birth through age 5. Click here for more information.



Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

The Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your clinical research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The Clinical Research Loan Repayment program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Faculty Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Educators

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue academic careers. Individuals selected agree to serve on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university for a minimum of two years. In return, the Federal government agrees to pay, for each year of faculty service, up to $20,000 of the outstanding principal and interest on the participant's educational loans. Dentistry is among the health professions eligible for this program. Click here for more information.



GI Bill Website

You can receive tuition assistance through the GI Bill if you are a veteran or active duty military. Please check out the GI Bill Website for more information or contact a local recruiter. Click here for more information.



Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program

The Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in health disparities research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program

Applicants sign contractual agreements with the Secretary for 2 years and fulfill their agreements through full-time clinical practice at an Indian Health Service facility or approved Indian health program. In return, the Loan Repayment Program will repay all or a portion of the applicant's eligible health professionals educational loans (undergraduate and graduate) for tuition expenses. Applicants are eligible to have their educational loans repaid in amounts up to $20,000 per year for each year of service. In addition, the Loan Repayment Program will pay up to 20% of Federal taxes directly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)--incurred as a result of payments made on behalf of recipients. Note: Loan repayments are deemed taxable income. Click here for more information.



Loan Forgiveness for Social Workers

Child Protective Services Student Loan Forgiveness Act (H.R. 734/S. 409) — introduced by Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

The bill authorizes loan forgiveness for individuals who earn bachelor's (BSW) or masters' (MSW) degrees in social work and work in the child welfare system for at least three to five years to help states recruit and retain qualified child welfare staff. Child welfare staff vacancies, turnover, and lack of training are well documented. Click here for more information.



Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Loan Forgiveness for Public
Service Employees Program. The new program provides for the cancellation of the remaining balance due on eligible federal
student loans after the borrower has made 120 monthly payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while
employed in certain public service fields. This fact sheet explains the provisions of the new program. Click here for more information or to view the fact sheet.

Public Service Jobs: Eligible public service jobs are full-time jobs in the following fields:

  • Emergency management
  • Government
  • Military service
  • Public safety
  • Law enforcement
  • Public health
  • Public education (including early childhood education)
  • Social work in a public child or family service agency
  • Public child care
  • Public service for individuals with disabilities
  • Public interest law services (including prosecution or public defense or legal advocacy in low income communities
    at a nonprofit organization)
  • Public service for the elderly
  • Public library sciences
  • School-based library sciences and other school-based services
  • Certain tax-exempt organizations
  • Faculty teaching in high-needs areas, as determined by the Secretary
  • Full-time faculty member at a Tribal College or University


Loan Repayment for Contraception and Infertility Researchers

The Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Protgram is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in contraception and infertility research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Midlevel Practitioner Loan Repayment Program

This program targets nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. To be eligible, you must be a graduate of an accredited program in the US or Canada; must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited training program; must be registered or licensed to practice in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program

This program repays up to $25,000 a year of health professionals’ student loans if they work in under-served areas. Recipients also earn a competitive salary and some tax benefits. Applicants must be fully trained allopathic or osteopathic physicians specializing in:

  • Family medicine
  • General pediatrics
  • General internal medicine
  • General psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/gynecology

Other professionals who qualify:

  • Primary care nurse practitioners
  • Primary care physician assistants
  • Certified nurse-midwifes
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists

Mental or behavioral health professionals (clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurse specialists). Recipients must serve full time, commit to working in an underserved area for at least two years and be US citizens. Click here for more information.



North Dakota Implement Dealers Association- "PLOW" (Post-secondary Loan Obligation Write-down)

(Post-secondary Loan Obligation Write-down) With the PLOW student loan repayment program, students will have the opportunity to have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here’s how it works. First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office.

Upon graduating, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the PLOW student loan repayment program. At the end of the student’s first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding the student’s loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 though 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments!

For more information contact: 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.



Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program

The Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in pediatric research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institute of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Physician Loan Repayment Program

This program targets physicians (allopathic or osteopathic), and general psychiatrists. To be eligible, you must be a graduate of an accredited 4-yr allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the US or Canada; must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited graduate training program in medicine prior to or within 1 yr of applying; must be licensed to practice in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

The intent of the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program is to reduce a student's loan indebtedness for individuals teaching in North Dakota at grade levels and/or in content areas identified by the Department of Public Instruction as having a teacher shortage. Click here for more information.



Teach for America Loan Repayment Program

Each year, Teach for America selects 2,000 recent college graduates for training to become full-time teachers in urban and rural public schools. These teachers receive a salary, health benefits and insurance similar to that of other beginning teachers. They also qualify to receive forbearance on student loans and an education award of $4,725 for each year of service, which can be used for student loans or toward future education. Click here for more information.



Technology Occupations Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The intent of the Technology Occupation Student Loan Program is to reduce student loan indebtedness for individuals who have graduated in a technology related field and been employed in a technology occupation in North Dakota for one year Click here for more information.



United States Army College Loan Repayment Program

The Army College Loan Repayment Program makes paying off your student loans easier. The army will pay up to $65,000 for Soldiers who enlist full time in the Army for three or more years and up to $20,000 for Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years. Click here for more information.



Volunteer Work: Americorps Loan Repayment Program

Managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Volunteers serve through more than 2, 100 nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based organizations, performing a range of services that include tutoring, building affordable housing, cleaning parks and streams and helping communities respond to disasters. Volunteers serve either full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period.

Full-time volunteers receive $4,725 to pay for college or graduate school or to repay student loans. They receive health insurance, training and student loan deferment and, depending on the service, even a living allowance. Part-time volunteers receive a partial education award. Volunteers can earn up to two awards; by serving for two years, a student can earn nearly $10,000 for college or graduate school. Click here for more information.



Volunteer Work: Peace Corps Loan Repayment Program

"The toughest job you'll ever love" will allow you to defer repayment on student loans under several federal programs, i.e., Federal Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, or Direct Loans. Volunteers with Perkins loans are eligible for a 15% cancellation of their outstanding balance for each year of Peace Corps service. Click here for more information.




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Tuition Reimbursement/ Work study Programs



Employers are finding it more and more difficult each year to recruit qualified employees into the workplace. As a result, many employers are starting to sponsor a person's education through tuition reinbursement and work study programs. Some employers are paying 100% of college expenses for employees who sign a contract to work for the employer a set number of years. Below you will find information about some of the programs available in our region.


Butler Machinery Think Big Program - Work Study

The Caterpillar Service Technology Program takes 5 semesters to complete. The 5 semesters are divided into 9 terms, each approximately 9 weeks in length. Students complete the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th terms on campus at NDSCS. They complete the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th terms at their participating Caterpillar Dealer. Work experience at the dealership is structured to relate to the most recent classroom/lab subjects covered at NDSCS. Upon completion of the program, graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS). Money earned during your work experience is enough to pay for your college expenses. Click here for more information.



Firestone Tire and Service Centers - Please contact Brian Nelson for information about Firestone's Tuition Assistance Program. Phone number: 701-852-3385.



Gooseneck Impliment Ag Tech Program - Work Study

The Gooseneck Impliment Ag Tech Program offers many benefits to you. Not only are you able to received the education needed for a life-time career, but you will be entitled to recieve a uniform allowance. You will also be eligible for the "Dealer Structured Compensation Program". This program is designed to reimburse your tuition expenses for the NDSCS John Deere Ag Technician Program over a five year period.

You will receive the following:

  • Year #1 with Gooseneck = 25% of your tuition
  • Year #2 with Gooseneck = additional 25%of your tuition
  • Year #2 with Gooseneck = additional 25%of your tuition
  • Year #5 with Gooseneck = Final 25%of your tuition

Click here for more information.



RDO Equipment Company - Access Your Future Program - Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

ACCESS YOUR FUTURE is a sponsorship program with educational reimbursement benefits for individuals interested in a career in the equipment distribution industry as a service technician. An education in diesel and heavy equipment technology is a solid foundation for a career in this industry and many of our managers and salespeople started as service technicians. Sponsorship is based on your admission to an accredited technical college and then qualification through an application and interview process for ACCESS YOUR FUTURE.

Upon qualification, you will become part of the RDO service team with access to part-time work opportunities during the school year and full-time in the summer. You will also be provided with uniforms for both school and work.

After graduating, you are guaranteed an employment opportunity to become a full-time member of our service team. Once you begin your full-time employment, RDO will reimburse your educational expenses up to $8000! Click here for more information.




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Quentin N. Burdick

Job Corps Center
 

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For more information about Job Corps programs at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

To schedule a tour of Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center call (701)-857-9600.

If you would like more information about Job Corps, visit the Job Corps Recruiting Web site and request an information packet by calling (800) 733-5627 to talk to an admissions counselor. If you would like to talk to someone at Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center about enrollment, call (701) 857-9671 or (701) 857-9611. Click here to download an application (179 kb PDF file).


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Federal Service Academy & ROTC

Scholarship Opportunities



An appointment to the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, or to the United States Military Academy at West Point is equal to a scholarship worth over $400,000.00. Students who receive an appointment to one of the three main academies will earn a Bachelor's Degree and a Commission upon graduation. There is a 5 year service obligation to the military serving as a commissioned officer with the 5 year commitment beginning upon graduation, or upon completion of advanced training. Appointees must sign for an ACE Loan to pay for uniforms, a desktop computer, laptop computer, and an engineering calculator, with payments being deducted from their monthly check. Students graduate with no out of pocket expense. The application process is considered to be highly selective with a congressional nomination being required to compete for an appointment.

The application process for the Merchant Marine Academy is also considered to be highly selective with a congressional nomination being required to compete for an appointment. Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy receive from the Federal Government their education, room and board, uniforms, and books at no cost. However, midshipmen are responsible for the payment of fees for mandatory educational supplies not provided by the government and they do not receive a monthly stipend or pay check like students attending one of the three main military academies. After graduation, midshipman can choose to be a ship's officer at sea, ashore in the maritime and inter modal transportation field, or choose to serve as an active duty officer in one of the Armed Forces. Since the Federal Government provides their education at King Point at no cost, midshipman have an obligation to serve in the maritime and/or transportation industry, and to Armed Forces Reserve duty.

Unlike the other federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. The rest of the application process is about the same. Tuition, room, and board at the Coast Guard Academy are paid for by the government. All cadets receive pay totaling $11,150 per year. Cadet pay is furnished by the government to pay for uniforms, equipment, textbooks, and other expenses incidental to training. Upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, there is a five-year commitment to serve as a commissioned Coast Guard officer. Approximately 80% of Academy graduates go to sea after graduation, although some go to marine safety offices, ashore operations, or flight training.

For more information on any of the Academies, please click the link above.



ROTC Scholarship Opportunities

ROTC scholarships usually cover full tuition, an annual textbook allowance, most lab fees and up to $500 monthly living allowances. Upon graduation, there is a military service requirement. For more information on ROTC Scholarship opportunities, click one of the links on the right or visit a local military recruiter.



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Grant Opportunities


Grants - OEDB (Open Education Database)

This resource is filled with information about available Grants and how to apply. Several other resources are included on the page.



GRANTS,GOV

Grants.gov is a Federal Grant search engine to see who is eligible for what.



National SMART Grant

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

 

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