Who is Eligible?
Minnesota residents who:
A) Are graduates of a secondary school or its equivalent or are at least 17 years of age.
B) Will be enrolled as undergraduates for at least three credits at one of more than 130 eligible schools in Minnesota.
C) Students who are in default on a student loan or who are more than 30 days behind on child support owed to a public agency are NOT eligible, unless they have established payment plans with the appropriate agency and made a series of on-time monthly payments.
Students may receive State Grants for four consecutive full-time quarters or three consecutive semesters during the course of a single fiscal year.
State Grants are limited to:
A) Students who have not yet attended eight full-time semesters of postsecondary education or the equivalent. Students who have withdrawn for active military service or for a major medical illness while under the care of a physician after December 31, 2002 are given an extra term of eligibility.
B) Students who have NOT received a baccalaureate degree.
C) Students must reapply each year to be considered for a grant. A State Grant can be renewed for up to six full-time semesters or nine quarters (or their equivalent). However, the student must make satisfactory progress and demonstrate financial need as defined in state law.