You'll be surprised how affordable college can be.
There are many options to help you with college expenses. Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application each year will ensure you're considered for a variety of federal and state aid types. Some scholarships also require you to complete a FAFSA application, so don't wait!
Grants are like gifts and are usually awarded to students with the fewest financial resources. Grants are considered need-based aid. This need is determined when you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Grants usually come from federal and state governments and are sent directly to the school.
Want to get a head start on gaining work experience while still attending college and earn some extra bucks in the process? Student employees fill a variety of important roles.
Borrow wisely! If you need to take out a loan, consider those offered by the federal government first. Fixed interest rates, in-school deferment (no payments required while in school) and other benefits are a big deal.
The State of Minnesota offers students many different resources to help pay for college. Check out their website for a full list of all Grants, Scholarships, and Other Aid Options they offer.
Over $1,000,000 in scholarships were awarded last year to deserving students from sources of all sorts. Now, it's your turn.
St. Cloud State proudly supports our troops. We work hard to turn our respect into action by giving service members and their families the support and resources they need to transition to an academic setting.
Still short on covering all of your educational expenses? We've still got quite a few options for you.