Grants

When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and are admitted to the University of Minnesota, Morris you will be considered for federal, state, and University grants. Grants are gift aid that does not need to be repaid. Awards are based on your financial need (as determined by the FAFSA), any eligibility criteria specific to the source, and availability of funds.

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded grant for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The results of the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) will determine Federal Pell Grant eligibility. You must be enrolled for at least 12 credits to receive a full Pell Grant. If you are enrolled for less than 12 credits your Federal Pell Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credits each term.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federally funded program for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The FSEOG amount is set by institution»s financial aid office criteria, availability of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education and your enrollment status. You must be enrolled for at least six credits.
TEACH Grant Program
The TEACH Grant is a federally funded gift program for full-time undergraduate students or students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program. Eligible undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students will receive up to $16,000 with this automatic $4,000 ($2,000 per enrolled semester) TEACH Grant. You must be enrolled for at least 12 credits to receive a full TEACH Grant. If you are enrolled for less than 12 credits, your TEACH Grant will be adjusted based on a schedule established by the U.S. Department of Education regulations. Students must apply annually through the Morris Financial Aid Office and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

State of Minnesota Grants

Minnesota State Grant
The Minnesota State Grant is a State of Minnesota funded gift program for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree, a Minnesota resident and have not attended a post-secondary institution more than the nine semesters at full-time status. You may receive the Minnesota State Grant for three consecutive full-time semesters during the course of a single academic year. Your award is based on availability of funds from the state of Minnesota and your enrollment status. Students must be enrolled for 15 credits to receive a full Minnesota State Grant. If you are enrolled for less than 15 credits your Minnesota State Grant will be adjusted on a credit per credit basis, each term.
Minnesota Post-Secondary Child Care Grant
The Postsecondary Child Care Grant is a state of Minnesota funded gift program for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree, a Minnesota resident, have children 12 and under (14 and under if disabled), demonstrate financial need and have not attended a postsecondary institution more than the equivalent of four-years or eight semesters at full-time status. The amount of assistance will depend on the family size, annual income of the family and the number of day-care hours necessary to cover education or work obligations. You must be enrolled for 15 credits to receive a full Postsecondary Child Care Grant. If you are enrolled for less than 15 credits your Postsecondary Child Care Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credits each term. Contact the One Stop Student Services Office for an application.
Minnesota Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant
The Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant provides an educational benefit to dependent children under age 23 (age extended to 29 for those who served on active military duty for at least 181 consecutive days and were honorably discharged or released) or spouse of public safety officer killed in the line of duty. Eligibility is determined by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. You must be enrolled for at least 12 credits. Students are eligible for a maximum of nine semesters. To apply for the Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant, visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Institutional Grants

University Grant
The University Grant is awarded to students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The actual award amount is set by institutional financial aid office criteria, availability of funds and the student’s enrollment status. You must be enrolled for at least 12 credits.



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