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Financial Aid

One Stop counselors and the One Stop website are your primary financial aid resources on campus.

Financial Aid Basics

Check your financial aid status often throughout the year.  Review the information to better understand the 5 steps of the financial aid process.

Step 1: Apply for financial aid

The basics of how to apply for financial aid at Morris.

Step 2: Additional Documentation needed

You will be notified if additional documentation is needed to process your financial aid.

Step 3: View/Respond to your Financial Aid Award Notice (FAAN)

An email notification will link you to this offer of financial aid awards.

Step 4: Complete loan documents

If you choose to accept loans, check your Financial Aid Status to complete all required documentation.

Step 5: Disbursement of funds

Your financial aid pays into your student account, and you have either a credit balance (using direct deposit) or a bill.

Types of Aid

Scholarships and Waivers

Scholarships and waivers are forms of aid that do not need to be repaid. Review the details of each program for deadlines and eligibility requirements.


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.

Student Employment

Earning money while going to school helps to finance your education while providing you with the opportunity to become a valuable part of the campus community. The University of Minnesota, Morris provides many on-campus job opportunities for students.


Student loans are sources of financial aid which must be repaid. The University of Minnesota, Morris will offer student loans as part of your financial aid award after reviewing your eligibility for grants, scholarships, and work-study.

Other Aid Programs

Other sources of aid and opportunities at Morris.

Special for:

Unusual circumstances

If your family’s financial situation changes after submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or if you feel that the results from the FAFSA don’t fully represent your family’s financial situation, you should contact One Stop to inform us of the circumstances.

May & summer term aid

Based on May session and summer term enrollment combined, summer options are limited.

Study abroad

The University supports admitted students in pursuing off-campus academic opportunities that add to the value of your degree.

Undocumented students

Though federal is not offered to undocumented students, there may be sources of state and institutional aid, private scholarships and loans to help you pay for college.