Grants

To receive any type of federal funds (grants and/or loans) you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal grants are a gift of money to help a student further their education that do not have to be paid back.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Amount awarded to student’s is based on the student’s financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status
  • Must have schedule finalized within the first five days of the semester to maximize funding amount
  • May only receive for a total of 6 full-time years (600%). To view percent received go to NSLDS.ed.gov
  • Withdrawing from one or more courses early in the term may reduce amount awarded and cause a balance due on your account
  • May qualify with as little as 1 to 3 credits depending on EFC

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Must be an undergraduate student who is eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits
  • Based on student’s financial need and enrollment status
  • Funds are limited, awarded on first come bases

Minnesota State Grant

  • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Must be a MN resident
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 credits
  • Amount awarded varies per credit amount
  • May receive for a total of 8 full-time semesters

Post-Secondary Child Care Grant

  • Must be a MN resident with daycare expenses
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and income eligible
  • May not be receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory academic progress
  • Must fill out separate application

Alliss Grant

The Alliss Two-Year Opportunity Grant is available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Colleges, and who are enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A., diplomas, certificates and MnTC courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs

Program eligibility:

  • Grants are available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Colleges, enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A., diplomas, certificates and MnTC courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs
  • Recipients cannot have already received a baccalaureate degree
  • Recipients do not have to be Minnesota residents
  • Awards may be made for an amount between $350 -$1100 per year, which may be renewable (but not automatically) until the student has been enrolled for 150% of the length of their program, measured in credits
  • Grants will be processed and awarded through the College's normal financial aid application process, and may be used to meet remaining need after the student has received Pell and/or MN State Grants
  • Recipients will be required to meet with an advisor to create a baccalaureate degree-completion plan - this meeting must occur during the semester for which the award is granted
Alliss Grant Application

Please contact the financial aid office at the Northland for more information.