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Funding Your Education

Step 1. Apply for financial aid

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Every student should complete this application, regardless of her or his family's financial status. FAFSA information determines the amount each student is eligible to receive from a broad range of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federally-subsidized student work-study, and/or loans. Even if FAFSA results do not demonstrate financial need, everybody qualifies for some form of financial aid.
  • School code 014470
    Include the code for the United Tribes Technical College on your FAFSA. Results will be sent here automatically.
  • Priority deadlines, every year
    Apply as soon after January 1 as possible of each academic year in which you want to receive the aid.
  • Priority deadline for incoming freshmen: March 1
  • Deadline to ensure that new, incoming freshmen receive an estimated award prior to the May 1 enrollment confirmation deadline.
  • Priority deadline for returning students: February 15
  • If you submit your FAFSA by these priority deadlines, you increase the likelihood that you will receive grants and/or scholarships that do not have to be repaid.
  • Your financial aid at United Tribes Technical College
  • Estimated awards for incoming freshman will be mailed to the address listed on your application.
  • Returning students will receive an estimated award letter and budget to your UTTC email account.
  • Do you qualify for financial aid?
  • Orient yourself to the legal, academic, and financial requirements for different forms of financial aid.

Step 2: Complete additional requirements

You may receive a request for additional documentation by mail or email, if anything is required.
  • Verification
    If your application is selected for a process called verification, submit all requested documentation so your application can be verified as accurate and truthful. We cannot process your financial aid without this required information.
  • Other examples
    You may be asked to document your citizenship status, Selective Service registration, dependency status, transcripts from previous schools, or other information.

Step 3: Financial aid under review

Your financial aid file may remain at step 3 for an extended period of time while UTTC finalizes the cost of attendance for the new school year. The college will receive an Institutional Report from your FAFSA information to create a fair financial aid package for every applicant. Once the review process is completed, you will be offered a package of financial aid awards that is as favorable as possible, given the school's resources and your financial situation.

Step 4: Complete your loan documents

You must complete a promissory note for any loans you accepted. A promissory note is the legal agreement that you will repay your loan(s). You may also need to complete entrance counseling. The additional documents can be found at www.studentloans.gov.

Step 5: Disbursement of funds

Disbursement is the process by which financial aid funds are transferred into your student account to pay your bill. The amount transferred depends on your award and your credit load.
  • Credit requirements for undergraduates
    Undergraduates must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits to qualify for most financial aid or to place your current student loans into deferment status.
  • Excess funds
    Funds are disbursed on set dates throughout the academic year. Please visit our website to review these important dates. Funds can only be disbursed after they have been received by the school and allocated to each student's account.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504

(701) 255-3285 ext. 1103
financialaid@uttc.edu