What is the Census?
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this occur every 10 years.
Purpose of Census?
The results of the 2020 Census will determine the number of seats for each state in the House of Representatives and census data is the basis for federal funding distribution. The 2020 Census will determine the distribution of over $675 billion in annual allocations to communities.
Why is the Census Important for Students?
Many loans or grants you or UND receive are influenced by an accurate count of all students. These include critical programs such as Pell Grants, student wellness programs, and health care services.
How are College Students Counted?
More information: Who to Count? from the U.S. Census Bureau
It only takes about 10 minutes to complete to complete the Census. You can do it online, over the phone, or by mail.