STEM Form Application

 

For more information, go to: http://www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/
Or contact us at: ndfinaid@ndus.edu or 701-224-2541.


Program authorized by N.D.C.C. 15-10-37 and administered by the State Board of Higher Education through the NDUS Procedure 508.1.1.
Awards are contingent upon continued legislative appropriations.


Part 2 (Applicant and Employer Signatures & Certifications) can be redownloaded here: Stem Application Page 2.


Application for STEM Occupations
Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Application year: May 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Applications must be recieved in the NDUS Financial Aid Office on or prior to June 30th, 2015. Applications will not be accepted prior to May 1.


Applicant Information

Please fill out this application fully and truthfully.


Education and Occupation

For finding CIP and SOC codes, please reference the pdf tables found here: CIP Table 1 & SOC Table 2

Based on your response, you are not able to complete the application online. Please download the paper application or contact the NDUS Financial Aid office by phone 701-224-2541 or email ndfinaid@ndus.edu

CIP major required for SOC occupations to qualify.

Note: GPAs will not be rounded up.

You do not qualify for STEM based on cumulative GPA.

College Transcript

Attach final college transcript showing degree, completion date, and cumulative grade point average.

You do not need to submit a transcript.

Transcript can be uploaded now, or can also be mailed in with signatures and employer certification part of application. Applications will not be considered complete until the NDUS receives all required information, which includes the transcript.

After submitting this application, please mail your transcript to:

STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness
North Dakota University System
1815 Schafer St. Ste. 202
Bismarck, ND 58501-1217

If you are experiencing issues with uploading, please mail in your transcript

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Transcript must be a pdf for upload. Max File size of 10MB.


Loan Information

Note: Only loans NOT in default are eligible for consideration.
If you do not hold one of these types of student loans, you do not qualify for this program.







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Payment will be the lesser of the loan amount currently owed or $1,500.


Signature and Certification

In order to certify and complete your application after submission, you and your employer must sign and fully complete page two of the printed STEM application form. Page two can be found here: Stem Application Page 2.

Applications will not be considered complete until the NDUS receives all required information, which includes the completed application, final college transcript (unless funded in a prior year) and the signature/certifications of the applicant and the employer.

The printed certification can be submitted to the NDUS financial aid office by faxing it to 701-224-5707 or mailing or delivering it to:

STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness
North Dakota University System
1815 Schafer St. Ste. 202
Bismarck, ND 58501-1217


Submit Application

I hereby certify that the information contained on this application is true and correct. I understand that I have the responsibility for applying for the STEM Occupations Student Loan Forgiveness program each year. I give my employer permission to release to the North Dakota University System any information that may be needed to verify the contents of my application, and for the North Dakota University System to share this information with the Bank of North Dakota or other participating lender to process payment of my outstanding loan. I further understand that any STEM Loan Forgiveness payments made to my lender on my behalf must be applied only to outstanding balances on qualifying, non-defaulted loans. Any excess payment received by my lender, if any, must be immediately returned to the North Dakota University System.

I understand that my application will not be considered if incomplete. Completed applications include this submitted application, the applicant and employer certification Stem Application Page 2 and a final transcript showing my degree earned, date earned and cumulative GPA. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you were funded under this program in a prior year, a college transcript is not required. I understand that I must be working within North Dakota to qualify. I understand that applications will be approved in priority order and that funding is contingent upon continued legislative appropriations. I acknowledge that any payment received under the STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness Program may be considered taxable income for income tax purposes in the year it is written off.