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Minnesota GI Bill Data

A Minnesota funded financial aid program for eligible veterans and their families

 

The Minnesota GI Bill Program, established in Fiscal Year 2008 provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans and service members who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and to the children and spouses of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans and service members who have served on or after September 11, 2001. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has contracted the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to administer the program.

Use of Funds
Award YearAppropriation*Number of AwardeesTotal Dollars SpentAverage Award
07-08$5,900,000787$1,018,569$1,294
08-09$5,900,000899$1,246,272$1,305
09-10**631$958,316$1,519
10-11**593$871,197$1,469

*Does not include appropriation set aside for the Office of Higher Education administration.

**According to MN Statutes 197.791 Subdivision 6, the available appropriation is equal to the amount necessary to provide benefits to all eligible students.

 

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