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Sources and Types of Financial Aid

Where does the money come from?

 

Financial aid comes from four key sources:

The school will draw upon funds from all available sources to create a financial aid package.

In the 2010-2011 academic year, students attending Minnesota institutions received financial aid totaling $3.4 billion from state and federal governments, colleges, and private sources. This included:

  • $1.5 billion in grants, scholarships, or price discounts
  • $1.7 billion in student loans
  • $161 million in parent loans
  • $46 million in work-study earnings

 

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