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 maximum award for 2018-2019 ranges from about $7,845 at a public two-year college to $12,345 at a private four-year college. All eligible students are expected to contribute at least 50 percent toward to the cost of tuition out of their own pocket.

Eligibility Requirements #


  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 to Apply? #


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 for a Minnesota State Grant by completing the MN Dream Act application.