Grants create a tuition-free pathway to a high-need career
The grants, funded by the state of Minnesota with $35 million in American Rescue Plan funds, aim to educate the next generation of front line workers by increasing the number of qualified workers for careers in the areas of:
- Healthcare: High need programs include nursing and surgical technology
- STEM: High need programs include web developers and mechanical engineers
- Business: High need programs include accounting and financial management
- Industry and technology: High need programs include HVAC technicians, plumbers, construction managers, electricians, electrical line workers and heavy-duty mechanics
- Education: High need programs include early childhood educators and childcare workers
- Public service: High need programs include law enforcement officers
When are grants available?
Statewide, the grants will be available for spring 2022.
What are the Eligibility Requirements?
The grants are need-based and designed to help students from low- and moderate-income families pay for education at any tribal college or public institution in Minnesota. Eligibility will be determined each semester based on a student’s financial aid profile, with most M State grants averaging up to $5,000.
- FAFSA and complete financial aid completion is needed to determine eligibility
- No specific application is needed unless directed by the financial aid office
- The Financial Aid Office will determine if the students qualify and will be awarded through eServices
- Students will be notified and directed if additional information is needed
Student Financial Counselor