Start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/campushub/startwithfafsa/
Minnesota College Goal workshops are held on various dates and times throughout the state between February 1 and May 1. Financial aid volunteers help students who plan to attend college during the 2016-2017 school year to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more information and to find other workshop dates & locations near you, visit the College Goal website. http://minnesotacollegegoal.org
What is the FAFSA
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa.gov). FAFSA is a program under Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. It is used to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study.
- Gift Aid (does not require repayment)
- Federal Loans
- Private Educational Loans
Should I Apply
Yes. No matter what your financial situation is. Apply. Your circumstances may change throughout the academic year. By applying for the FAFSA, the process to have aid available to you will be a quicker process.
How To Apply
Apply for each academic year as soon as possible after January 1st at fafsa.gov. The sooner you apply the more availability of funds and the less likely you will be stressed out in getting all your finances in order. Fall 2017 - Summer 2018. Submit starting October 1, 2016.
School Code: 002360
Include this school code for Minnesota State Mankato.
There are several steps to the financial aid process. This overview will give you an idea of the order in which the financial aid process happens.
An online tool from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education estimates the amount of federal, state, and University-based grants, along with federal education tax benefits, that may be available to you.
Contact Us for Help
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