We have revised the financial aid section of One Stop. Our goals are to provide you with quicker pathways to action, and a better, more comprehensive basic orientation. Let us know what you think.
The One Stop website and One Stop counselors are your primary financial aid resources on campus.
The above link takes you to an outline and orientation to the process of getting financial aid at the University of Minnesota. Newcomers, please review the entire process, or go straight to your task listed below.
The basics of how to get financial aid at the University
The University's personalized tool for guiding you through each step in the financial aid process.
An email notification will link you to this offer of financial aid awards.
If you choose to accept loans, use Financial Aid Status to complete all your documentation
Your financial aid pays into your student account, and you get either a credit balance (using direct deposit) or a bill.
You may be able to change your awards or explain extenuating circumstances that may impact your financial aid.
Based on May session and summer term enrollment combined, summer options are limited.
The University supports admitted students in pursuing off-campus academic opportunities that add to the value of your degree.
Once your FAFSA results are received by the University, you will be awarded financial aid, according to your eligibility. You are considered first for gift aid, then work-study (if requested on the FAFSA or earned last year), and last, loans, from one or more of the following sources:
Grant awards are based on your financial need as calculated by a federally-mandated formula and other eligibility as determined by the University of Minnesota. Tuition waivers and education benefits may have additional eligibility requirements or applications.
University, college, and departmental scholarships, national and local awards; resources for searching and tips for successful application
Federal or state funds that are awarded as financial aid and paid as a wage
University-based, federal, state, and/or private student loans
Information about tax form 1098T, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and other education tax benefits considered sources of aid