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Minnesota GI Bill


The Minnesota GI Bill program was established in 2007 to provide postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans and service members as well as eligible spouses and children of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year. Part-time students are limited to up to $500 per semester or term.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a Minnesota resident enrolled at a participating Minnesota institution who is a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time; or

  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001, or;

  • Spouse or child of a person who has served in the military at any time on and who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service. (Student must also be eligible to receive federal veterans education benefits as a spouse or dependent.)

Apply Online Now

Or print, complete, and send this application to the college you will attend:

To learn more, contact your institution's financial aid office or the Office of Higher Education at (651) 642-0567. To determine eligibility, you may be required to provide documentation to your institution.