Minnesota State Financial Aid: Grants & Scholarships

First, File FAFSA®

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA®, is the first step to receiving financial aid to pay for college in Minnesota. This application determines student eligibility for federal loans, grants like the Pell grant, work-study programs and even some scholarships. 

Apply for Minnesota State Financial Aid 

The state of Minnesota offers a variety of grants and scholarships to help deserving students within the state find the extra money they need to pay for their college education.

Minnesota State Grant

This need-based grant was created for low-income students to help supplement the cost of college. To be eligible, students must be a high school graduate and be enrolled in a participating college within the state.

The maximum award is $6,848 and the average student is awarded between $1,500-$1,800. To apply, students must file the FAFSA® application. 

Minnesota Indian Scholarship

This scholarship was created to help the Native American students of Minnesota afford college. To be eligible, students must be residents of Minnesota and be at least ¼ Native American. These students are eligible to receive $4,000 as an undergraduate student and $6,000 for graduate students. 

To apply, students must file the FAFSA® and fill out an additional application. 

Minnesota Child Care Grant

This grant program was created to help low income students pay for child care while they attend college. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6-credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university in Minnesota. 

The maximum award is $2,800 per child per academic year. 

Have more questions about Minnesota state financial aid or the FAFSA® process? The Frank Team is here to help! You can reach us via email at support@withfrank.org or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!