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Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. NDNU encourages you to complete the FAFSA by our priority deadline of March 1 so that you have the greatest opportunity for full consideration of all federal, state and institutional forms of financial aid.


The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access FSA Web sites. An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into FAFSA on the Web. While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web application, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year’s FAFSA. Create an FSA ID if you have not already.

How to Complete the FAFSA

If you have never completed the FAFSA before, or even if you have, the process can be somewhat intimidating. The online FAFSA provides a “Help and Hints” section on the right side of any FAFSA entry page. However, if you would like to review FAFSA instructions before logging on, select this FAFSA Instructions Guide.

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