Financial Aid

Government Says Students Can Apply Earlier For College AidAspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
With Fewer High School Grads, ‘U’ Unveils Plans To Attract StudentsUniversity of Minnesota officials are expecting a decline in high school graduates in the near future, and this means they're coming up with new ways to attract students. The U is planning to ramp up recruitment of out-of-state students, increase financial aid and continue a two-year freeze on tuition.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
Good Question: How Can You Get The Best Financial Aid Package?Seven in 10 college seniors have some sort of student debt. With the cost of a four-year college averaging between $22,000 and $30,000 a year, loans are the only way for most families to afford it.
MN Office Of Higher Ed Gives College Financial Aid AdviceIt's that time of year when many high school seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges. And, just as importantly, details on the financial aid they've qualified for, or scholarships they've won.
Gov. Dayton Addresses College Leadership SummitHundreds of college students attended a leadership summit Saturday afternoon at the Bloomington Hilton with Governor Mark Dayton. The governor spoke about issues affecting higher education, including his efforts to make college more affordable for Minnesotans. "We invested most of that new money in education at all levels, from early childhood right through post-secondary,” Dayton said. “[We] increased higher education funding by $250 million.”
Flat Tuition Pledge Central To University Aid BidHere's a tradeoff University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is pitching to state lawmakers: Boost aid to the school and tuition for in-state undergraduates won't go up.
Lifting The Burden Of Student LoansPaying for a college education has never been harder and the debt load never higher.
Financial Aid Soars At MnSCUThe amount of financial aid flowing to students in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system shot up 25 percent from 2009 to 2010 to $1.2 billion.