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Financial Aid - Grants & Loans


Don't let the high cost of college discourage you as few students or families are expected to pay, out of pocket, the full two- or four-year price of attendance.

Financial aid comes in three forms:

  • Grants and Scholarships - Financial aid you don't repay
  • Loans - Financial aid you must repay
  • Work Study and Community or Military Service - Financial aid you earn

Many students receive a financial aid package (combination of aid) that is put together by the school the student plans to attend or is attending.

Download a copy of Financial Aid Basics from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to learn more about federal and Minnesota financial aid programs.

Visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website for additional information on Paying for College.