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Types of Aid
Cost of Attendance (COA) – Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
Need-based grants and scholarships require the FAFSA. Some may require tax filing for previous the previous year(s) to demonstrate financial need.
When the COA – EFC is greater than $0, a student has financial need. You may be required to report other awards you have received that reduce the COA.
Awarded on performance and achievements, merit-based aid does not consider financial need.
High test scores, athletic talent, leadership potential, and other talents or characteristics are considered.
Types of Awards
UTTC students who demonstrate financial need after completing their FAFSA may receive two types of Federal Aid:
1. Grants – Pell and FSEOG. Awards do not have to be repaid.
2. Work-Study – UTTC students can work on campus to pay off their student bill. Money is earned and does not need to be repaid.
North Dakota State Aid
Need-Based and Merit-Based Awards
North Dakota State Grant (NDSG) is need-based. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible each year to be considered for the NDSG.
North Dakota scholarships are available to graduating high school students and American Indian students. Students must apply for scholarships.
Check eligibility and view scholarships with the link to North Dakota University System (NDUS) below.
Need-Based and Merit-Based Aid
Scholarships and grants from private organizations may be needs-based or merit-based. Students must apply for these opportunities to receive awards.
Our Scholarships page has information on current scholarships. You can also find Tribal Higher Education Grant information at the link below.