Request: Does the skilled workforce student loan repayment program apply to four-year degree programs for high-demand occupations?
Conclusion: The 2019 Legislative Assembly created two programs designed to support the skilled workforce needs of North Dakota: a student loan repayment program, and a scholarship program. The programs have a similar, but not identical, structure. To qualify for the scholarships, the program must be able to be completed within four semesters or six quarters. There is no equivalent semester or quarter limitation in the loan repayment program. Therefore, the loan repayment program is available to graduates of four year institutions if all other eligibility requirements are met.