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 high school graduates 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

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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 undergraduate students and $6,000 as 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!