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Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Federal Student Aid

    Your source for free information from the US Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
  • TEACH Grant - Federal Student Aid

    Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information on this fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the financial aid office at the college where you will be enrolled.

  • National ACG Grant - Federal Student Aid

    The Academic Competitiveness Grant provides up to $750 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year of undergraduate study.
    To be eligible for each academic year, a student must:
    • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
    • be a Federal Pell Grant recipient for the same award year;
  • National SMART Grant - Federal Student Aid

    The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study (or fifth year of a five-year program) to at least half-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language; or non-major single liberal arts programs. The student must also maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in course work required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

  • Minnesota Achieve Scholarship

    The Achieve Scholarship program is designed to address two critical barriers to college attendance: lack of academic preparation and financial access. Eligible Minnesota high school graduates who complete any one of four sets of courses defined as rigorous earn a one-time scholarship to help pay for college at a public or private university or college in Minnesota.

  • Minnesoat College Savings Plan

    Provides information on how to set up a 529 college savings plan.