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Eligibility for financial aid

Many students qualify for some type of financial aid. The eligibility requirements for most types of financial aid are below. You can find more information at Federal Student Aid.

Information about financial aid opportunities for undocumented students under the Minnesota Dream Act is also available.


Formal admission is different from just taking classes. Most financial aid requires admission to a degree-seeking program. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework and timely progress toward degree completion to maintain eligibility for student financial aid.

If you are admitted to a second undergraduate degree program, you may be eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. If you add a second major after completing a bachelor’s degree, or if you are continuing coursework to complete a second major in a degree program from which you’ve already graduated, you are not eligible for financial aid, including loans.

If you are required to take prerequisite courses before admission to an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program, you may be eligible for federal student loans. Contact One Stop Student Services and complete a Petition to Reinstate Financial Aid Eligibility form to apply for federal financial aid. 

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