Grants

To receive any type of federal funds (grants and/or loans) you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal grants are a gift of money to help a student further their education that do not have to be paid back.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Amount awarded to student’s is based on the student’s financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status
  • Must have schedule finalized within the first five days of the semester to maximize funding amount
  • May only receive for a total of 6 full-time years (600%). To view percent received go to NSLDS.ed.gov
  • Withdrawing from one or more courses early in the term may reduce amount awarded and cause a balance due on your account
  • May qualify with as little as 1 to 3 credits depending on EFC

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Must be an undergraduate student who is eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits
  • Based on student’s financial need and enrollment status
  • Funds are limited, awarded on first come bases

Minnesota State Grant

  • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Must be a MN resident
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 credits
  • Amount awarded varies per credit amount
  • May receive for a total of 8 full-time semesters

Post-Secondary Child Care Grant

  • Must be a MN resident with daycare expenses
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and income eligible
  • May not be receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory academic progress
  • Must fill out separate application

Alliss Grant

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a program designed to transfer to a bachelor’s degree
  • Based on student’s financial need
  • Must have remaining tuition and fees after Pell and MN State grants
  • Must be either enrolling in college for the first time or have not been enrolled in any college in the past 7 years
  • Required to meet with an advisor during the semester in which awarded to create a bachelor’s degree completion plan during

Minnesota Occupational Grant

  • 2 year pilot program at this time
  • To be awarded 2nd year a student must have been awarded 1st year
  • Must be a MN resident
  • Must have graduated from a MN high school, completed an ABE program, or received GED as a MN resident between July 1, 2015 and August 21, 2016
  • Must have an adjusted income of $90,000 or less in 2015
  • Must have remaining tuition and fees after Pell and MN State grants during fall semester 2016
  • Funds are limited, first come bases