You don’t necessarily have to be in a low-income category to qualify for financial aid. Some students receive aid based on special achievements while others receive aid based on demonstrated need. Need is the difference between what it costs to attend college and what a student is expected to contribute.
Educational cost - Expected family contribution = Eligibility for need-based financial aid
The expected family contribution is a combined total of the parent and student contributions determined by the Federal Government. The family contribution will be calculated when you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.
In order to receive federal, state or NDSCS-sponsored aid, a student must be working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program. Federal regulations do not allow federal aid to be disbursed for repeated classes. Most federal aid require at least half-time active enrollment.
To receive federal and/or state financial aid, a student must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen or non-resident, as determined by federal and state regulations.
In order to receive federal, state or NDSCS-sponsored aid, a student must be working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program, with at least half-time active enrollment.
A student must maintain satisfactory progress with NDSCS to be eligible for financial aid.
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