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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Applying for Financial Aid

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For the 2016-2017 School Year

Minnesota State Mankato
School Code: 002360

Two questions most families ask are how much is it going to cost and how can we afford it?  Many families rely on assistance through the many Federal and State Student Financial Aid programs to help them pay for their student’s education.

A simpler, easier FAFSA (video)

Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

  • Submit starting January 1, 2016
  • Priority application date for consideration of funds with limited availability is March 15, 2016.
  • The 2016-2017 FAFSA form is available throughout the school year, however students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA by June 30, 2016 to better ensure availability of financial aid funds needed to meet fall semester obligations.
  • 2016-2017 Tutorials

Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

  • The 2015-2016 FAFSA form is available throughout the school year.

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018

  • Submit starting October 1, 2016. 2015 year income information required.

Myths and Realities About Paying for College

Planning Guide

Filling Out the FAFSA

What to Expect From Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarship Searches

The Role of the Parent and Student

Financial Aid Links

Avoid Financial Aid Fraud