2018 STEM Loan Forgiveness Application

 

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.


Application for STEM Occupations
Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Application year: May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

The application will not be available until 12:00am on May 1.

Complete applications must be received in the NDUS Financial Aid Office by the deadline of May 31, 2018 for consideration.

Both the applicant and employer sections are online in 2018.

Eligibility is limited to a cumulative lifetime award of $6,000. The 2018 loan forgiveness award amount is dependent upon the qualifying applications received.

Please contact NDUS at 701-328-2906 or at ndfinaid@ndus.edu if you have any questions.



Have you already submitted an application this year and you need to submit additional documentation?

Applicant Information

Transcripts or loan statements can be uploaded now, or they can be mailed. Applications will not be considered complete until the NDUS receives ALL required information, which includes the transcript and the employer certification.

Please mail your documents to:

STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness
North Dakota University System
State Capitol, Judicial Wing 1st Floor, Room 103
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept 21
Bismarck, ND 58505-0602

Instructions

You can upload your documents below.

  1. Save your document on your computer in PDF format.
  2. In the Information section below, enter your name and then click on "Select File"
  3. Locate your file on your computer
  4. Select "Upload"
Information

If you are experiencing issues with uploading, please mail your document to NDUS.

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Document must be in PDF format for upload. Max File size of 10MB.

Contact

Questions can be directed to the North Dakota University System at

Telephone: (701) 328-2906
Email: ndfinaid@ndus.edu

Applicant Information

Please fill out this application fully and truthfully.


Eligibility
Per N.D.C.C. 15-10-37, you do not meet the income cap requirements for this loan forgiveness program.
Per N.D.C.C. 15-10-37, you do not meet the requirements for this loan forgiveness program.

Note: GPAs will not be rounded up.

Per N.D.C.C. 15-10-37, you do not meet the requirements for this loan forgiveness program.

Based on your answers to the eligibility questions, you do not qualify for the STEM Loan Forgiveness program. Additional information on eligibility can be found at NDUS Procedure 508.1.1. Please feel free to contact the NDUS with any questions at 701-328-2906 or at ndfinaid@ndus.edu. Thank you.


Education

You do not need to submit a transcript.

A final college transcript showing cumulative GPA, degree date, and degree earned is required. Unnoficial transcripts are acceptable.

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

After submitting this application, please return to the site and select:
"Yes, I have already submitted my 2018 application and I only need to submit additional supporting documentation."

After submitting this application, please mail your transcript to:

STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness
North Dakota University System
State Capitol, Judicial Wing 1st Floor, Room 103
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept 21
Bismarck, ND 58505-0602

If you are experiencing issues with uploading, please mail your transcript to NDUS.

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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.
Private alternative loans, except for the Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan, do not qualify for loan forgiveness.
You must have an outstanding balance on your student loan at the time of payment to receive loan forgiveness.




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IMPORTANT:
  After you submit this application, you will need to upload a copy of your payment statement from your lender showing your payment mailing address and account number.  After submitting, please return to the application site, select "Yes, I have already submitted my 2018 application and need to submit additional supporting documentation." You will then be able to upload a copy of your statement.  This information will help us better direct your payment if your application is selected for funding.  Thank you. 


Employer Information
If you have had more than one employer in the past 12 months, you will need to provide information all employers. After you enter an employer, you will be asked if you want to add an additional employer. Your employer will be required to certify your STEM Occupation Loan Forgiveness application. They will receive an email after this application is submitted with instructions.

Please fill out the same employer question and provide proof that your business is a registered entity with the ND Secretary of State with a status of "active" and "in good standing."


Submit Application

Applications will not be considered complete until the NDUS receives this submitted application, a final college transcript (not required if funded in a prior year) and the employer certification.

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 I must be working within North Dakota to qualify. Twelve months of eligible employment from the date of my degree completion must be established for each payment. I understand that funding is contingent upon continued legislative appropriations. I acknowledge that any payment received under the STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness Program is considered taxable income for income tax purposes in the year it is written off.

After you SUBMIT below, your employer will receive an email with instructions on certifying your employment.

By submitting this application you are authorizing your employer to release your employment information, including dates of employment, occupation and salary. 

You MUST SUBMIT your application!