The Financial Aid Office uses BP Logix for electronic document submissions. This secure platform allows users to complete and submit documents from almost anywhere and is compatible with all browsers, including mobile. You must use your Star ID and password to complete and submit forms.
All documents received are logged and linked to your financial aid record. Processing of financial aid documents may take up to 2 weeks. You should expect that processing times may approach this limit during high-volume periods, such as the start of each term, add/drop, and admissions deadlines. Please continue to monitor your Student eServices and St. Cloud State University email for correspondence and requests from our office and staff.
Release of Information
The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits schools from providing non-directory information to anyone other than you (the student), including parents and family members, regardless of the age of the student or family support.
To give permission for the Financial Aid Office to visit with someone about your financial aid other than you, you must have a Release of Information (ROI) on file.
This form can be submitted to update the Financial Aid Office of the following:
*You have 14 days after a loan is disbursed to cancel or reduce your loan. You can make changes to your loan anytime before disbursement.
Minnesota State Grant Questionnaire
This grant is funded through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and is meant to assist in meeting the cost of Minnesota public and private post-secondary institutions. To determine a student’s eligibility this form may be required. Complete this form only if you have been requested to do so by the Financial Aid Office.
Minnesota State Consortium Agreement
This Consortium Agreement allows a student to receive financial aid at SCSU for coursework taken at another Minnesota State institution. The coursework must be applicable to the student’s specific degree program of study at SCSU. Not all programs or courses are eligible through consortium.
Non-Minnesota State Consortium Agreement
This Consortium Agreement allows a student to receive financial aid at SCSU for coursework taken at an institution outside of the Minnesota State System. The coursework must be applicable to the student’s specific degree program of study at SCSU. Not all programs or courses are eligible through consortium.
The American Indian Scholars Program was established in the 2023 Legislative Session. This program provides a first-dollar tuition and fee-free pathway for Minnesotans eligible for resident tuition who are enrolled members or citizens of any federally recognized tribe or Canadian First Nation to attend a Minnesota State institution or the University of Minnesota. Students not eligible for resident tuition who are enrolled members or citizens of a Minnesota Tribal Nation are also eligible for the program.
If your FAFSA is selected for a review process called verification, and you or your parent(s) did not file taxes for the requested tax year, the U.S. Department of Education requires you to submit a Verification of Non-filing form to your educational institution. All non-filers must submit this form for their respective income. Please select and complete the correct form from the list below.
All students at St. Cloud State University have housing and food charges in their Cost of Attendance. To keep their Cost of Attendance accurate, students need to update the Financial Aid Office when they are either living at home with their parent(s) or receiving some type of Basic Allowance for Housing from the military.
Sometimes students need to send us documents with sensitive information. We have a secure file uploader just for your financial aid documents.