Email 7-8: May 26, 2022
Good morning, Class of 2025 –
I hope it’s a great day before the long weekend, and that you’ve got plans to rest and refresh heading into summer!
There are a few items I’d like to share today:
- Residency Information – If you are a US citizen and from a state other than North Dakota, you may be interested in establishing residency in North Dakota for tuition purposes. You may be eligible to change your tuition rate to the in-state rate for your 2L and 3L years if you complete the required steps below. This certainly isn’t required, but it can lead to significant savings on tuition.
- To establish residency in ND, you need to physically reside in ND and obtain a ND driver’s license for 12 consecutive months and complete a Tuition Application before tuition rates can be changed for any consecutive year. Information required for residency is listed below along as well as a link to the ND Century Code and UND’s residency webpage (https://und.edu/one-stop/tuition-fees/residency.html#nd-1)
- Applicants must provide the following information with their application for ND residency:
- A valid ND identification card, permit, or driver’s license issued one year or more before the application date; and
- Proof of residency in the student’s name for the 12 consecutive months prior to the start of the semester (for example, utility bills, lease agreements, and mortgage statements are examples of acceptable documents).
- If you graduated from a North Dakota high school, you qualify for in-state tuition. If any other tuition rate is listed on Campus Connection, please let us know.
- If you are a veteran, or a spouse or dependent of a veteran, you may qualify for in-state tuition. You would need to complete paperwork with the Veteran & Military Services to receive this tuition waiver.
The DMV requires an appointment to obtain a driver’s license. Appointments can be scheduled up to 75 days before. To be eligible for tuition changes, you would need to complete residency requirements no later than August 20, 2022. To schedule an appointment please visit https://www.dot.nd.gov/
- A few reminders...
- If you don’t yet have your NDUS.Identifier and password, please claim your account and complete that task (Week 2 Email – sent 4/14/2022)
- If you haven’t completed FAFSA and plan to do so, I encourage you to complete that task. (Week 2 Email – sent 4/14/2022)
- UND Email – once you have your NDUS.Identifier, log in. It will be your primary email account for law school. (Week 3 Email – sent 4/22/2022)
- Looking ahead …
- Registration information for your 1L year will be emailed out in a couple of weeks. At that time, you will be registering for all required courses, except Lawyering Skills 1. All information necessary to register will be given in that email.
- Textbook information will be made available in early June; as soon as that information has been finalized, we will pass it along to you.
- Class of 2025 Facebook page – one of your classmates has set up a private Facebook group for your class, and you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322879216647586/. If you’d like to connect with each other in this way, please consider joining the group!
This email will be archived (along with the other weekly emails) at the Class of 2025 webpage (https://law.und.edu/future-students/class-2025.html). Please consider bookmarking this page and checking it frequently over the summer for additional information and updates.
UND will be closed on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday … have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable weekend, everyone!
Brad Parrish, M.S., J.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Services
University of North Dakota School of Law
School of Law, Room 140E
215 Centennial Drive Stop 9003
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9003
O 701.777.2047 | D 701.777.3004 | F 701.777.3895