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Alliss Opportunity Grant Program for Adults Returning to College


 

Adults may be eligible to take a college credit course for free at one of Minnesota's community colleges through the Alliss Opportunity Grant Program. The grant covers one course (up to five credits). The cost of books is included in the award, but other restrictions and fees many apply.

Two Year College Opportunity Grant Program

Overview

The Alliss Two-Year Opportunity Grant is available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Colleges, and who are enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A., diplomas, certificates and MnTC courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs

Program eligibility

  1. Grants are available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Colleges, enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A., diplomas, certificates and MnTC courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs
  2. Recipients cannot have already received a baccalaureate degree
  3. Recipients do not have to be Minnesota residents
  4. Awards may be made for an amount between $350 -$1100 per year, which may be renewable (but not automatically) until the student has been enrolled for 150% of the length of their program, measured in credits
  5. Grants will be processed and awarded through the College's normal financial aid application process, and may be used to meet remaining need after the student has received Pell and/or MN State Grants
  6. Recipients will be required to meet with an advisor to create a baccalaureate degree-completion plan - this meeting must occur during the semester for which the award is granted

Eligibility Criterion as of July 1, 2014

Award procedure

The procedure for selecting recipients of the Alliss Opportunity Grant varies from campus to campus. Please contact the financial aid office at the college you attend (or plan to attend) for more information.

University Grant Program

Overview

The Alliss University Grant is available to full-time undergraduate students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Universities. The selection of students and the manner in which grants are distributed are within the discretion of MnSCU. Grants shall be awarded in scholarships in amounts between $350 and $1,100.

Program eligibility

  1. Grants are available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Universities
  2. Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate-level program of study
  3. Scholarships are not confined to students with the highest scholastic rank; the upper 40% of any class are eligible and lower ranks are entitled to consideration

Award procedure

The procedure for selecting recipients of the Alliss University Grant varies from campus to campus. Please contact the financial aid office at the university you attend (or plan to attend) for more information.