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Think you can’t afford us? Think again!

We want you to know that a quality education is within your reach. Many families do not even consider a quality private education because they do not get beyond the “sticker shock”. Let us get you past the sticker shock.

You will find that the University of Jamestown is a significant savings compared to other private, four-year colleges. Take a look at our Academic Scholarship Calculator to get an idea of what your award might be when we factor in our generous academic scholarships.

Remember, there are also many merit awards available in addition to your academic award! Try out our Net Price Calculator, which includes an estimate of academic awards and federal aid opportunities.

With our generous financial aid packages, on average, our students graduate with less debt than many of their peers at North Dakota’s major public universities. Don’t be surprised if you find that the University of Jamestown is your best value! Nearly 100 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid including:

Freshman Academic Scholarships and Merit Awards

  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts (Music, Theatre and Dance) Awards
  • Legacy Awards

Transfer Academic Scholarships and Merit Awards

Questions?

Our financial aid department is staffed with experts who are eager to answer your questions and help you through the process. They can be reached at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5556.

fin aid staff dec 2013

from left to right: Amy Myers, Judy Hager, Becky Ukestad

Amy Myers
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5568
amyers@uj.edu

Judy Hager
Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5548
jhager@uj.edu

Becky Ukestad
Financial Aid Counselor
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5556
bukestad@uj.edu

To be eligible, the graduate student must:

  • Not be receiving aid as an undergraduate for the same period of enrollment.
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least three academic years of full time study either before entrance into the program or as part of it.
  • File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if “Federal Direct” loan is desired (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

The following types of financial aid are available:

  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • $20,500/year unsubsidized (subject to Cost of Attendance)
  • Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Alternative educational loans
  • Outside scholarships

University of Jamestown from time to time will offer payment plans that assist graduate students with the payment of tuition. Please check with the business department in order to receive the most current information about such payment plans.

Questions and Concerns

Our financial aid department is staffed with experts who are eager to answer your questions and help you through the process. They can be reached at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5556.

fin aid staff dec 2013

 

Amy Myers
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5568
amyers@uj.edu

Judy Hager
Chief Financial Aid Administrator
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5548
jhager@uj.edu

Becky Ukestad
Office Manager, Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5556
bukestad@uj.edu

University of Jamestown anticipates that the following financial aid options will be available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

U.S. Department of Education

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are two types of Direct Loans available to graduate students.

    • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan but must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [commonly called the FAFSA] each year.

 

Annual Limit: $ 20,500 Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Aggregate Limit: $138,500 Direct Loan

(No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in Direct Subsidized Loans. The graduate debt limit includes all federal loans received in undergraduate study.)

 

    • Direct Grad PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
There are no fixed annual or aggregate loan limits for PLUS Loans. A graduate or professional student may be awarded a Grad PLUS Loan up to the student’s cost of attendance.

 

Alternative or Private Education Loan Programs

Students have the right to select any eligible lender under the Alternative/Private Education Loan Program and University of Jamestown will process the request in compliance with federal and institutional packaging guidelines. It is, however, crucial that you consider your options when choosing an alternative student loan. Choose a lender that demonstrates a strong commitment to students and their education.

Further, be sure to check the lender’s value and benefits, fees, interest rates, repayment options, and customer service. Below you will find the list of lenders used by University of Jamestown students for the processing of Alternative/Private Education Loans over the past five years. It does not include those lenders that no longer fund student loans. (The University of Jamestown e historical list will be reviewed and updated annually.)

University of Jamestown does not endorse or accept incentives from any lender nor does it promote any specific lender. The historic list is provided as a courtesy and should not be interpreted as a requirement to use any of the lenders listed. University of Jamestown will process an Alternative/Private Education Loan from any participating lender that requires school certification.

NOTE: Effective February 2010, the Federal Reserve and the Department of Education implemented new regulations that impact students who borrow private educational loans. All lenders must be in compliance with these regulations but can handle the application process differently. Contact the lender regarding processing and disbursement time frames. Please be aware that due to the new regulations, it may take a minimum of 15 – 20 business days from the day the application process begins until loan funds are received.

Historical Lender List for Jamestown College Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Questions and Concerns

Our financial aid department is staffed with experts who are eager to answer your questions and help you through the process. They can be reached at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5556.

Judy Hager
Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5558
jhager@uj.edu
Amy Myers
Asst. Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5568 
ameyers@uj.edu

Becky Ukestad
Financial Aid Counselor
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5556
bukestad@uj.edu

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards
UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN at a glance
  • 1,000 students from 31 states and 13 countries
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio
  • On-campus residence halls
  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011