Minnesota State Grant
Minnesota's State Grant program provides need-based aid to Minnesota college students. By helping thousands of students from low- and middle-income families afford college, the state makes a strategic investment in our state's future workforce.
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The State Grant:
Targets students with the greatest need
- 69% of recipients have incomes below $40,000; 27% have incomes between $40,000 and $70,000.
- Awards for students at four-year institutions average $2,649. State Grant aid reduces the amount of loans students need to take out to finance their education.
- The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has said, "the State Grant program is a critical tool for maximizing the number of lower-income people who will have access to and complete higher education."
Has statewide impact
- About 1 out of 4 Minnesota undergrads are State Grant recipients.
- The Minnesota State Grant program helps students at all higher education institutions in the state — public and private, two-year and four-year, full-time and part-time.
- Most students attend public colleges and universities. About 14% of State Grant recipients attend private, nonprofit colleges.
- State Grants invest in our future. In a global economy, creating an educated workforce will be critical to retaining jobs.
- Increases degree attainment among non-traditional (age 25 and older) students who are financially independent.