Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Occupations Loan Forgiveness

The STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to reduce loan indebtedness for college graduates who work in STEM-related fields in North Dakota.


Amount: Funded recipients are eligible for up to a $6,000 lifetime award. Annual award amounts may vary depending on applications received.


Who is eligible: Recipients include graduates who successfully completed a board-approved STEM related program at an approved college and who earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Qualifying applicants must have a gross annual income level of $60,000 or less. Recipients must have been employed full-time in a board-approved STEM occupation for 12 months in North Dakota following graduation. The number of loan forgiveness applications approved each year is contingent upon legislative appropriations. Not all qualified applicants are assured funding.


How to apply: Complete the online application. Paper applications are not available. Applications will not be considered complete until all of the required information has been received by the NDUS. The date the application is considered complete will be the date used for priority funding order purposes.


The 2019 STEM application cycle has closed. Applications received in May are being evaluated.