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Useful aid resources

There is a wealth of information available to students on the internet. Listed below are web pages containing financial aid information for college students.

General financial aid information

  • Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Financial Aid for Students contains information about financial aid programs. It includes the student guide, guide to defaulted loans, FAFSA on the web, Title IV school code list and more.
  • Financial Aid Information Page will help students with estimated family contribution estimation, a college cost projector, an educational savings plan designer and much more.

For undocumented students

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education website links explain what kind of aid is available for undocumented students and outline what is needed to apply for the various programs and/or scholarships.

 Financial literacy

  • GradReady will guide students into successful repayment of student loans and has an interactive way to budget and plan for life expenses.
  • GPS LifePlan - Feel like you need a little more direction? Ready to set a course and map your route to success? Looking for resources and information to help you get on track or stay on track? The GPS LifePlan can help you do all this and more.
  • Money Management for Students - provides useful information for college students regarding money management and budgeting.

Student Loan Links

  • Loan Locator - Locate the names of lenders and guarantee agencies holding your student loans. You need your Department of Education PIN to access loan information.
  • Direct Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note - Complete your direct loan master promissory note, loan entrance counseling and exit counseling—all required for loans.

For Native American students

Minnesota tribal education and scholarship offices

  • Bois Forte/Nett Lake: 800-221-8129
  • Fond du Lac: 800-365-1613 or fax 218-879-7529
  • Grand Portage: 218-475-0121 or fax 218-475-2284
  • Leech Lake: 800-711-0443
  • Lower Sioux: 507-697-6185
  • Mille Lacs: 800-532-9059 or fax 320-532-4745
  • Prairie Island: 651-835-2554
  • Red Lake: 218-679-3350 or fax 218-679-3367
  • Shakopee Sioux: 952-496-6137
  • Upper Sioux: 320-564-2360
  • White Earth: 800-950-3248