Financial Aid

  • Big changes awere made to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year.  The FAFSA is now open.  Click on the link below to create an account and start your application.


    What is Federal Student Aid?

    • A part of the U.S. Department of Education
    • The largest provider of student financial aid in the nation
    • Provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or vocational school. 

    The Financial Aid Process

    • Students and parents should start by applying for a FAFSA ID number on the FAFSA website. The ID allows students to apply for financial aid and complete the online financial aid application.
    • Students can first apply for financial aid starting in December of their senior year if they are planning on attending a post-secondary school the following fall.
    • Students apply by completing the FAFSA online. Be sure to follow all instructions online to ensure the college of your choice receives your application.
    • You can electronically sign the application with your FAFSA ID. You can always go back and update or correct information on your application as long as you keep your ID number.

    Important Financial Information:

    • Parents must provide their information even if they are not planning on financially assisting the student with their post-secondary education.
    • Check with the college to see if there are additional financial aid forms to be completed.
    • The FAFSA application could take 4 to 6 weeks to process.
    • Students specify on the FAFSA the post-secondary institutions they wish to receive family financial data.
    • Financial Aid offices at the college determine what aid the student qualifies for and will notify the student by sending an award letter.
    • FAFSA is the form used to apply for federal and state financial aid.
    • Financial aid is available to students attending full-time as well as part-time.
    • College financial aid offices are a great resource and can be contacted with specific questions.

    Draft 24-25 Pell Grant Table


  • Due to the number of scholarships available, it is important to remember that this is not an all-inclusive list of all scholarships.  You are encouraged to look at your intended college's scholarship website to learn more about specific scholarships offered by that college.  In addition, using or creating an account on a scholarship search site such may be helpful in finding additional opportunities. 

    Big Future.org



    Scholarship America.org

    Student Scholarships.org

    It is recommended not to use any scholarship program or website that charges a fee for their service. 


    Fargo Moorhead Builders Assn Scholarship

    Multiple scholarships rnaging from $1000-$5000 to individuals entering a two-year or four-year program planning to major in a construction-related field of study.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Deadline is April 12, 2024  

    Associated General Contractors of ND Scholarship

    $1500 scholarships available to seniors planning to enroll at NDSU, U Mary, or MSUM and major in Construction Engineering/Construction Management. $750 scholarships available to seniors planning to attend NDSCS or BSC and major in a construction related field. Deadline is April 24, 2024.

    FEA Scholarship

    Five $500 scholarships to Fargo students graduating in 2024.  Preference given to students whose parents are members of the Fargo Education Association.  Deadline is April 26, 2024.  

    ND Association of Counties Scholarship

    Several $2000 scholarships to students with a parent or grandparent employed by a county.  The student must plan to attend an accredited ND college or technical school.  Deadline is May 24, 2024.  

    Alert Magazine Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship to a high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher with the best drug and/or alcohol abuse related essay from your state/region.  No deadline listed.