Financial Aid doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help!

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work-study, and loans. Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various types of aid. 

We know that applying for financial aid can be rather intimidating, so we try to make the process run as smoothly as possible for our students. Our goal is to educate and guide students through the financial aid process. Here at Mayville State University, you can always count on personal service. We will work with you to select the right combination of aid available according to your needs, and then guide you through the process.

The four basic sources of financial aid are: 

  • Federal Financial Aid - the largest source of financial aid that offers (9) nine different aid programs 

  • State – North Dakota has various different aid programs based on financial need, academic merit, talents, or career choices 

  • Institutional - colleges and universities offer numerous scholarships, grants, and loans to students 

  • Private Sources - come from many different civic organizations, associations, clubs, foundations, churches, and businesses 

The four types of financial aid are: 

  • Grants - awarded to students that show they have financial need.  Grants typically do not require repayment 

  • Loans - a source of aid that must be repaid, usually with interest, after you graduate or stop going to school 

  • Work-Study - a program where students may work and earn money to help pay for school 

  • Scholarships - awarded to students based on special talents, skills, or high academic achievement 

*Some loan, employment, and scholarship programs have financial need as a requirement. 

For additional information on types of aid, please click here.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The first step is to fill out the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 


FAFSA School Code: 002993

Students who want to apply for financial aid must complete and submit a FAFSA for every school year. Aid eligibility is based on current financial circumstances, so the Department of Education requires that students reapply every year so that the need for assistance can be re-evaluated.

2022-2023 FAFSA

Complete for: Fall 2022-Spring 2023-Summer 2023

You may complete FAFSA online by visiting

Providing requested documents

To provide requested documents to our office, please use the Secure Filedrop option.


Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.