Minnesota State Grant

Minnesota State Grant provides undergraduate students, who demonstrate financial need, with assistance in meeting the cost of attendance at eligible Minnesota colleges or universities.

Award amounts vary and are dependent on the Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA and number of credits taken each semester.

The current maximum award vary from about $6,580 at a public two-year college to $16,645 at a private four-year college, pro-rated if enrolled for fewer than 15 credit hours per semester.

All eligible students are expected to contribute at least 50% toward to the cost of tuition out of their own pocket.


Who is eligible for Minnesota State Grant? #

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  2. Must be a resident of Minnesota
  3. Have a high school diploma or GED
  4. Not have earned a baccalaureate degree
  5. Must be enrolled as undergraduates for at least three credits at one of more than 130 eligible schools in Minnesota
  6. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA

How do I apply for Minnesota State Grant? #

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than 30 days after the start of the semester for which you are applying. Undocumented students can apply by completing the MN Dream Act application.

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