Minnesota state government provides over $180 million annually in postsecondary student financial aid to help students from low- and moderate-income families finance their postsecondary education. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is responsible for administering these state-funded student financial aid programs.
Data on the funds appropriated for specific state-funded programs are provided on the pages listed below.
For each state-funded financial aid program, the criteria for student eligibility, statutes governing the program, and agency rules used to administer each program can be found in Campus Financial Aid Administrator Resources.
Using Data to Determine Institutional Participation in State Student Aid Programs
The 2013 Minnesota Legislature mandated the Office of Higher Education to collect data and identify criteria that could be used to determine institutional eligibility to participate in state financial aid programs.
Report 1 (February 2014) discusses the goals and priorities needed for this proposal, highlights existing criteria institutions must meet, and lays out a process for developing additional criteria based on institutional performance for participation in state financial aid.
Report 2 (January 2015) proposes a framework of metrics for determining institutional participation in state financial aid program, lays out an implementation steps, and serves to highlight issues for consideration in moving forward.
- Report 2 (February 2015)
Number of Students Receiving State Financial Aid
|Fiscal Year||State Grant||State Work Study||Part-Time Grant||Child Care Grant||Dislocated Rural |
|Safety Officer's Survivors Grant||Pre-Nursing Grant||Nurses |
of Color Grant
|Achieve Scholarship||Indian Scholarship||MN GI Bill|
*In 2003, no students received earnings from the Minnesota State Work Study program; the entire appropriation went to cover a shortfall in the State Grant program.
**In 2003, the Office of Higher Education transferred $3.6 million of the $4.7 million appropriation to help cover a shortfall in the State Grant program.
Source: Office of Higher Education
- Minnesota Financial Aid Appropriation Trends
- State Grant Data
- Indian Scholarship Data
- Minnesota GI Bill Data
- Postsecondary Child Care Grant Data
- Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant Data
- SELF Loans Data
- State Work Study Data
- Tuition Reciprocity
- Achieve Scholarship Data
- Summer Scholarships for Academic Enrichment Data