Minnesota Dream Act

Effective July 1, 2013, undocumented students who meet the conditions in the MN Dream Act are also considered to be Minnesota residents eligible for state financial aid.

Completion of the MN Dream Act state financial aid application is required to determine your eligibility for Minnesota state financial aid programs. Your application will be processed by the MN Office of Higher Education.

The MN Dream Act application should only be used by undocumented students who are not citizens or eligible non-citizens of the United States. (Students who are citizens or eligible non-citizens should apply for financial aid using the FAFSA.)


MN Dream Act applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Attended a Minnesota high school for at least three school years
  • Graduated from a Minnesota high school or earned a GED in Minnesota
  • Registered with the Selective Service System when 18 to 25 years old (male applicants only)