Applying for Aid

The application for financial aid at ̳ begins with the . The FAFSA is available in October of each year, and we recommend completing the FAFSA as soon as it's available. Make sure to select the correct academic year when completing the FAFSA as more than one academic year will be available to choose.

Nearly 100% of our students receive financial aid annually. But first you need to apply for it.

Check out the steps to apply for financial aid below.

  1. Gather your tools. Social Security numbers for you and anyone else whose financial information you are submitting; your driver's license number; records of untaxed benefits received; federal income tax returns for you and your parents or stepparents (if you are a dependent); W-2 forms.
  2. Get your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID). The FSA ID allows you to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  3. Submit your FAFSA onlineRemember to designate ̳ (code 002346) as your school of choice.
  4. Keep a copy of both your and your parents’ Federal Income Tax Returns.
  5. Submit to the Office of Financial Aid any requested information and/or documents that have been requested.
  6. Review your information and check the status of your application in .
  7. Report any external scholarships in CobberNet.
  8. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 218.299.3010 or 800.699.9897 if your circumstances change or are unusual.


You must be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 credits or 15 credits if receiving a Minnesota Grant) to receive the financial aid that has been awarded to you.

Appeals and Withdrawals

If your family resources become strained or substantially worse, visit with the Financial Aid Office about your options. You may choose to appeal your financial aid.

There are no institutional grants or scholarships available for a master's program. Eligibility for loan programs will be based on the FAFSA.

There are no institutional grants or scholarships or federal aid available for the Accelerated Nursing program. Some private loans require that you complete a FAFSA.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid awards and should not file a FAFSA. ̳ does offer International Student Scholarships based on academic ability and financial need. 

More about International Student Aid

Finish in Four — Guaranteed!

It's not just great aid that makes ̳ an excellent value. Our Four Years, For Real  Guarantee means we're committed to making sure our students graduate in four years or less (unlike many regional universities where degree completion can take five or even six years).

Paying for your education is made easy for students and families. Learn more about our monthly payment options.