Use of and Access to Information on Your Application
The information you provide on your MN Dream Act application is classified as private information under MN Statutes 136A.162 and can only be used and accessed by the MN Office of Higher Education and your college(s) for purposes of administering and evaluating state and institutional financial aid programs.
You are not legally required to provide the information requested on the application, but failure to do so will mean our office and your college will not be able to determine your eligibility for state and institutional financial aid programs.
The Office will use your Social Security Number (or your assigned applicant ID if you don't have a Social Security Number) to identify and retrieve your records. Failure to provide a Social Security Number will not result in delays in processing or denial of state financial aid.
The Office will use the information you provide on the MN Dream Act state financial aid application to determine if you are eligible to receive state financial aid and the amount you are eligible to receive. The Office may also use the information to evaluate the effectiveness of state financial aid programs.
The colleges you list on your application will also have access to the information you provide on your application. They will use the information to determine if you are eligible for state and institutional financial aid programs and the amount you are eligible to receive. If you attend the University of MN, the information will also be used to determine your eligibility for in-state tuition rates.
IMPORTANT: Students must apply for financial aid once per school year. If the application is submitted after the 30th day of a term, the student will not be awarded State Grant for that term.