Minnesota State Grant

For undergraduate students that are residents of Minnesota, demonstrate financial need, attend a school in Minnesota and have not exceeded the equivalent of 8 full-time semesters of attendance. Winona State University calculates eligibility for enrollment levels ranging from 3 to 15 credits. Students must submit the FAFSA within 30 days from the beginning of the term in order to qualify for a Minnesota State Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minnesota resident
  • Have a complete FAFSA application on file with WSU within 30 days of the terms start day.
  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Graduated from high school or its equivalent
  • Will be enrolled as an undergraduate student taking at least three credits
  • Have not yet attended eight full-time semesters of post secondary education or the equivalent.  Students who have withdrawn fro active military service or for a major medical illness while under the care of a physician after December 31, 2002 are given an extra term of eligibility.
  • Students who have not received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Not be in default on a student loan or more than 30 days behind for child support owed to a public agency.

Enrollment Status

To receive the full amount of the State Grant, you must be a full-time student (registered for 15 credits per term).  Less than full-time students will have their grant prorated based on the actual number of credits.  If you were awarded State Grant your award letter will contain a chart that will show you what your State Grant amount will be based on each term of enrollment.

Why does my Awards screen say State Grant 18-18 credits?

The 18-18 credits on the Awards tab in Student eServices is just a place holder until the State Grant is disbursed onto your student account.  Once the grant is disbursed, the number of credits that the state grant paid will show up.

For further information on the State Grant, visit: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education's website.