Be sure to print out the instructions designed especially for Minnesota financial aid applicants to help guide students through the application. Since the online application is used by colleges in other states for a different purpose, there will be many questions that will not be used for Minnesota state financial aid. The instructions will identify those questions and let students know they can either skip the question or enter any response.
Instructions for 2013-2014 MN Dream Act State Financial Aid Application for students who want to apply for state financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014). Results can also be used to qualify for in-state tuition rates at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.
Instructions for 2014-2015 MN Dream Act State Financial Aid Application for students who want to apply for state financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). Results can also be used to qualify for in-state tuition rates at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. [NOT YET AVAILABLE]
|IMPORTANT: Students must submit the online state financial aid application NO LATER THAN the 30th day of the term to be eligible for a MN State Grant for that term.|
Notice to Applicants
Section 7(b) of the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires that when any federal, state, or local government agency asks you to disclose your Social Security Account Number, you must be advised whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it. Accordingly, you are being advised that disclosure of your Social Security number is voluntary. If you do not provide a Social Security number, a 9-digit identifier will be created by the application system which can be used in place of a Social Security number. If you have a Social Security number, it will be used to verify your identity, and as an identifier of your application in order to record necessary data accurately. As an identifier, the Social Security number is used for such purposes as processing the application form, program evaluation, and reporting and notification of program eligibility and award amount to your postsecondary institution.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 13.04, Subd. 2, you are hereby informed that the information supplied in the MN Dream Act application may be used as follows: (1) in the processing and verification of the data supplied to determine your eligibility for state or college financial aid programs and/or in-state tuition rates at the University of Minnesota; (2) for compilation and analysis of summary data relative to state financial aid programs which does not disclose individual identities; and (3) for dissemination of information to your college. You are not required to provide the information supplied in this application. However, failure to submit requested data may prevent further processing of this application. The information supplied in this application will be used by the MN Office of Higher Education and may only be shared with financial aid and admissions offices at your college for the purposes specified above.
The Office of Higher Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment, in its programs or activities. This document can be made available in an alternative format to individuals by calling (651) 642-0567 #2.