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Minnesota GI Bill

The Minnesota GI Bill program was established in 2007 to provide post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans and servicemembers. Eligible spouses and children of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans may also qualify. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students may be eligible to receive up to $500 per semester.

Apply online once each academic year through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

You must be a Minnesota resident enrolled at a participating Minnesota institution, and a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time; or
  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001, or;
  • Spouse or child of a person who has served in the military at any time on and who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service. (Student must also be eligible to receive federal veterans education benefits as a spouse or dependent.)

You must be a University of Minnesota student:

  • With a completed FAFSA, and
  • Degree-seeking status (non-degree students are not eligible for the MN GI Bill).

The MN GI Bill is a need-based form of financial aid. You may meet the eligibility requirements but not be awarded funding because this is a need-based program. Furthermore, the MN GI Bill takes into consideration not only your financial aid but all of the GI Bill benefits you receive.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 May/summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)