Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to eligible Minnesota resident students of ¼ or more Indian ancestry attending eligible accredited institutions in Minnesota. Students are eligible to receive a scholarship for up to five years of study at the undergraduate level and an additional five years of study at the graduate level. Students in certificate, diploma or associates degree programs are eligible to receive the scholarship for no more than three years in order to reserve the remaining two years of undergraduate eligibility for the completion of a bachelors degree. Students may receive the scholarship for only one degree per undergraduate educational level and one doctorate or professional degree. The award amount is based on need up to $4,000 per year for undergraduate students and up to $6,000 for graduate students.



Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program

The Child Care Grant program provides financial assistance to students who have children 12 and under, are not receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), and who demonstrate financial need for grants, to help pay for child care while pursuing a postsecondary education.



Minnesota GI Bill Program

The Minnesota GI Bill program was established to provide financial assistance for postsecondary education to eligible Minnesota veterans and service members who served on or after September 11, 2001.



Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant Program

The Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant provides an educational benefit to dependent children under age 23 (age extended to 30 for those who served on active military duty for at least 181 consecutive days and were honorably discharged or released) and the spouses of public safety officers killed in the line of duty. Eligibility is determined by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.



Minnesota State Work Study Program

The State Work Study Program is designed to assist students in meeting their financial need, to provide students with valuable work experiences, and to provide non-profit service agencies, handicapped persons, and persons over 65 with low cost student assistance.



Minnesota Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF) Program

The Minnesota Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF) Program helps students who need assistance in paying for education beyond high school. The SELF Program is a long-term, low-interest educational loan available from the Office of Higher Education. The program is distinctive to Minnesota, and the Office of Higher Education is the only lender in the program.



Minnesota State Grant Program

The State Grant program is Minnesota’s largest financial aid program. The program coordinates the federal Pell Grant Program with the State Grant program in assisting Minnesota families. Federal Pell Grant funds are counted before state taxpayer contributions are made through the State Grant program.