Financial Aid Services

orien 1Financial aid provides students with the resources to attend Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC). Financial aid services are designed to complement the student's own resources. Financial aid consists of grants and scholarships, work-study programs, and waivers of tuition. Grants and scholarships are gifts of money that do not have to be repaid. Work-study (student employment) allows the student to work and earn money for educational purposes.

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The following process should be followed in applying for financial aid:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and list Cankdeska Cikana Community College’s federal school code - 015793 - on the FAFSA. Students (and parents of dependent students) will need an electronic PIN # to sign the form electronically. Visit the PIN Site at

The FAFSA is the application for the federal Pell grant program. The FAFSA application should be completed as soon as possible after January 1st for the following academic year.

  • Complete the FAFSA prior to March 15 to be considered for funding from the North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG).
  • Complete the FAFSA by April 15 to receive priority consideration for funding from the Federal SEOG and federal Work Study programs at CCCC.
  • Complete the Higher Education Grant application by the priority date established by that program. For Spirit Lake Tribe, contact the Spirit Lake Employment and Training office at 701-766-1200.
  • Complete the North Dakota Indian Scholarship by July 15.
  • Complete the Spirit Lake Tribal scholarship application.
    • Fall semester deadline, November 1st
    • Spring semester deadline, March 1st
  • Complete the Spirit Lake Tribe Education Assistance/Incentive application.
  • Apply for any and all sources of financial aid available to the student.
  • Keep track of application deadlines.
  • Continually check student email for updates, events and announcements.
The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the type(s) and amount of aid awarded to students. Awards are based upon an evaluation of the student's eligibility as determined by the need analysis service using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and the availability of funds of the various aid programs.Only those students who have a completed financial aid file will receive federal financial aid. If a student’s FAFSA application is selected for verification, then the student will be notified of the process that has to be completed. Federal funds will not be disbursed to the student until the verification process is completed.To qualify for federal financial aid, the student must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Not have already earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of an eligible course of study
  • Not be in default on a federal education loan
  • Not owe a refund or repayment on a federal education grant (Pell, SEOG, SSIG, ACG, SMART, TEACH, or other federal financial aid grant)
  • Be registered with U.S. Selective Service if required
  • Have completely repaid fraudulently obtained funds, if convicted of a crime or pled nolo contendere or guilty to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV, HEA financial assistance
  • Be determined eligible based on information submitted on the FAFSA.

Financial aid is awarded based on the need and availability of funds. Need is defined as the difference between the estimated cost of education and the EFC (expected family contribution) calculated by the Department of Education based on information the student provided on his/her FAFSA application.

The estimated cost of education (BUDGET) includes those line items necessary for a student to pursue an education: tuition, fees, books and supplies, room, board, transportation, personal expenses, and child care expenses.

Below is a general estimated Cost of the necessary expenses of a student for each semester. A full-time student for tuition purposes is a person who is enrolled in 12 or more semester hours of credit. The cost of tuition and fees for part-time enrollments are prorated. All charges are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees $1,650/semester
Books and supplies $350/semester
Miscellaneous/Transportation expenses $1,600-1,900/Semester
Room and board $2,000-2,875/Semester
Total $5,600-6,775/Semester

MISCELLANEOUS FEES (when applicable)

Registration Fee $35/semester
Activity Fee $75/semester
Technology Fee $40/semester
Dakota Language Fee $10/course
Art Fee $15/course
Recording Fee $15/semester
Audit Fee regular credit hour charge
Automotive Technology Program $90.00/year
Science Lab Fee $15/course
Graduation Fee $25
Credit by Exam Fee regular credit hour charge

Program fees consist of various course fees and may vary depending upon the individual courses taken within the program. It must be noted that the above are estimates only. Tuition and fees vary for different programs.

For More Information Contact:

Dixie Omen, Financial Aid Director
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
214 1st Ave
Fort Totten, ND 58335

Lindsey Onebear, Administrative Assistant
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
214 1st Ave
Fort Totten, ND 58335

Location: CCCC Main Entrance, room-A126
Phone: (701) 766-1374 or 1-888-783-1463
Fax: (701) 766-1344
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Office hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday

Federal School Code (Title IV): 015793

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American Indian College Fund (AICF)

AICF Scholarship - The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

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Federal Student Aid Contacts

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Toll-free number for questions about federal student aid: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
  • TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-800-730-8913
  • Toll number: 319-337-5665

Inspector General Hotline

  • Reporting student aid fraud (including identity theft), waste, or abuse of U.S. Department of Education funds: 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)
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