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  • Scholarships

International Student Services

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  • Scholarships

    In-State Scholarships

    All international students will receive an automatic scholarship upon admissions to Minnesota State University Moorhead. If you are a new international student to MSUM, you do not have forms to complete for this. Once you are admitted, the scholarship will be applied to you automatically. This will qualify international students to receive in-state tuition from the very first semester. Students must follow the following scholarship criteria.

    In-State Tuition Policy

    All International students attending Minnesota State University Moorhead will be eligible for a Minnesota Resident Tuition Scholarship. All accepted new International Students will receive the in-state scholarship automatically the first semester(students must attend mandatory international student orientation). If students wishes to maintain the scholarship, students must meet the scholarship criteria every semester. Students must maintain:

    • All new international students MUST attend mandatory international student orientation (all the assigned days) during their first semester. Please check the international student orientation page for more information.
    • Standard academic progress: this is defined as maintaining a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
    • Contribute 10 hours of volunteer work per semester. A minimum of 3 volunteer hours must be at MSU Moorhead event on or off-campus. Only professional staff and graduate assistants can sign as supervisors on the volunteer hour form NOT your friend or students from other campuses. To learn about volunteer criteria please visit our Volunteer Information Page.

    Scenario: A new student arrived to MSUM in Fall Semester of 2013. The scholarship is applied automatically for the Fall Semester of 2013. But the student will need to complete 10 volunteer hours during Fall Semester 2013 and maintain standard academic progress during Fall Semester 2013. The scholarship will be applied for Spring semester of 2014. This means students will maintain academic standing as well as complete 10 volunteer hours every semester if students wish to receive the scholarship every semester.

    Undergraduate Students

    • Must attend mandatory international student orientation (all assigned days) during the first semester at MSUM
    • Maintain good academic standing at MSUM
    • Register for a minimum of twelve (12) credits per semester UNLESS you have approval to drop below 12 credits
    • 10 hours of volunteer hours per semester
    • The volunteer hours must be completed/earned during Fall or Spring Semester when classes are in session and not at any other times unless permission is granted by ISS
    • A minimum of 3 volunteer hours must be completed at MSU Moorhead event on or off-campus
    • The form must be completed correctly and only professional staff and graduate assistants can sign as supervisors not your student workers or friends from MSUM. NDSU and Concordia College or any other campus
    • Submit the volunteer hour form on or before the deadline, which is Commencement Day of each semester
    • Complete your degree within 4.5 years

    Graduate Students

    • Must attend mandatory international student orientation (all assigned days) during their first semester at MSUM
    • Successful completion of minimum of eight (8) credits per semester UNLESS you have approval to drop below 8 credits.
    • 10 hours of volunteer hours per semester
    • The volunteer hours must be completed/earned during Fall or Spring Semester when classes are in session and not at any other times unless permission is granted by ISS
    • A minimum of 3 hours must be completed at MSU Moorhead on or off-campus event (s)
    • The form must be completed correctly and only professional staff and graduate assistants can sign as supervisors not student workers or friends from MSUM, NDSU or Concordia College or other campuses
    • Submit volunteer hour form on or before the deadline, which is Commencement Day of each semester
    • Complete your degree in 2.5 years

    In-State Scholarship Guidelines

    During the student's first semester, all international students will receive the in-state tuition scholarship automatically. If the student wishes to receive the in-state scholarship beyond the first semester, students must maintain above criteria. For more information on how to do volunteer work please visit our Volunteer Information Page. All students MUST comply with all the rules and regulations for the in-state scholarship criteria.

     

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