Ensure all students are served in a timely, fair, equitable, unbiased and respectful manner, according to provisions of the laws and regulations established by the Department of Education and the State of Minnesota.
July 1: Best date to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by for Fall 2018!
Aug. 3: Student registration canceled if there is no down payment or FAFSA on file
Aug 6-31: If you're registered for Fall classes, you may charge books and other required materials for Fall Semester to your student account
Aug. 24: Student registration canceled if there is no down payment or FAFSA on file
Aug. 27: First day of Fall Semester
Aug. 31: Complete your Direct Deposit sign-up in eServices for first Fall Semester disbursement
Aug. 31: Student registration canceled if there is no down payment or FAFSA on file
Sept. 17: First day overage funds are disbursed (by mail, direct deposit or in the bookstores) for eligible students
Sept. 24: Last date for you to submit FAFSA to be considered Deadline to for Minnesota State Grant for Fall Semester 2018
Oct. 1: First-time loan borrower disbursement: funds will apply toward bill, and overage will be available if appropriate
Oct. 29: Second loan disbursement for students with single-term aid for Fall Semester 2018
Dec. 1: Last day to have completed 2018-2019 financial aid file to receive aid for Fall Semester 2018
Dec. 18: Last day to request a loan for Fall Semester
Dec. 21: End of semester; student registration canceled if there is no down payment or FAFSA on file
Dec. 26-Jan. 18: If you're registered for Spring classes, you may charge books and other required materials for Spring Semester to your student account
Jan. 11: Student registration canceled if there is no down payment or FAFSA on file
Feb. 4: First day overage funds are disbursed (by mail, direct deposit or in the bookstores) for eligible students
Feb. 11: Last date for you to submit FAFSA to be considered Deadline to for Minnesota State Grant for Spring Semester 2019
Feb. 15: First-time loan borrower disbursement: funds will apply toward bill, and overage will be available if appropriate
March 20: Second loan disbursement for students with single-term aid
April 30 - June 8: If you're registered for Summer classes, you may charge books and other required materials for Spring Semester to your student account
May 7: Last day to apply for student loan for Spring Semester
June 8: Last day to charge books for Summer Semester.
June 19: First day overage funds are disbursed (by mail, direct deposit or in the bookstores) for eligible students
June 26: First-time loan borrower disbursement: funds will apply toward bill, and overage will be available if appropriate
July 5: Second loan disbursement for students with single-term aid
July 24: Last day to request a loan for Summer Semester 2019
*Dates are subject to change.
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· Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program: If you are a student with one-fourth or more of American Indian ancestry, you may qualify for benefits through the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program. This program provides supplemental scholarship assistance to eligible applicants. Additional eligibility requirements include financial need, Minnesota residency, possession of a high school degree or GED, and ability to benefit from advanced education. A Minnesota Indian Scholarship award is subject to final approval by the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Committee. For more information or appropriate forms, contact either the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Minnesota State Department of Education.
A partnership between M State, Minnesota Online and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has created MyMilitaryEducation.Org to provide a one-stop site with information about educational opportunities and benefits for military personnel and their families.
An M State distance credentialed counselor and a team of online advisers work to provide real-time, interactive assistance. Veterans and their families can also call the center at (800) 456-8519 for information. The center provides information and assistance for veterans interested in attending any college or university in Minnesota.
· Veterans Benefit Information: New students who have not previously used the GI Bill® must complete an application for benefits VA form 22-1990. If you are applying for benefits based on your active duty service, a certified copy of your DD 214 must be submitted. If you are applying for benefits based on your service in the Guard or Reserve, a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) must be submitted. New students who are receiving benefits based on a parent's or spouse's service must complete VA form 22-5490. These forms are on the VA website.
New students who are transferring their veterans benefits must complete a Change of Place of Training VA Form 22-1995. All students must go to the link GI Bill Sign-Up and complete the on-line form.
Processing of veterans benefits is a timely process (usually taking weeks). If you do not believe you will receive your benefits prior to the beginning of the term, please contact your campus business office to complete a deferment/payment plan.
· Additional Financial Assistance for Veterans: MyMilitary GPS LifePlan is a comprehensive website where service members and veterans can explore options for funding their college education based on their military service. The site includes information about financial aid, scholarships, education benefits and tax-related benefits.
MyMilitaryEducation.org provides information about using both military education benefits and how veteran status is defined for student aid purposes.
· The Student Guide is a quick reference to federal student aid programs, along with application instructions.
· The Federal Student Aid website provides information about creating and using your FSA ID, which is needed to electronically sign your online FAFSA and Master Promissory Note (MPN).
· FAFSA on the Web is the Department of Education's free online financial aid application.
· Specific financial aid programs are targeted for veterans.
· The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has information on state financial aid programs, reciprocity, child care and SELF loans.
· The Financial Aid Estimator will help you estimate your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and Minnesota State Grant. This calculation is based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and the cost of attendance at the Minnesota institution you select.
· Social Security Administration provides information on how to change the name on your Social Security card or request a replacement card.
· Selective Service System provides a link to on-line registration with the Selective Service System. All males between the ages of 18-26 must be registered with Selective Service.
· The Smart Student Guide provides a wealth of information about financial aid, including and EFC Estimator, College Cost Projector, Savings Projector, scholarship information and links to scholarship searches.
· Request a copy of your federal tax return transcript from the Internal Revenue Service.
· Emergency Assistance: The M State Emergency Fund was created to assist students in overcoming emergency barriers that have come up and are keeping the student from completing their coursework. An emergency is a serious, unexpected, and possibly dangerous situation requiring immediate action. Examples include, but are not limited to car repairs, rental assistance to prevent eviction, childcare payments, medical bills, or food insecurities. Please note that Community Resources will still be our first line in assistance to our students.
We have limited funding and this grant is intended to fill the gaps where community resources may not be able to assist. This is not a scholarship and requests should be specific in dollar amount to your need. Be very specific in your request. Provide details about who/what needs to be paid. Give the reviewers a complete picture of how your situation demonstrates an emergency. Checks are written to third parties, meaning property owners, repair shops, daycare providers. This may mean providing a copy of late notice, leases, or estimates from repair shops, etc.
Guidelines are as follows for review of applications:
o Applications are only accepted when the Fall/Spring semester is in session.
o Student must have a completed FAFSA for the term for which they are applying for an emergency grant and is Pell eligible. Non-eligible students may still apply if there are documented extenuating circumstances.
o Student must be enrolled with a minimum of 6 credits.
o Be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate).
o Applications are complete and a plan has been agreed upon between the student and college social worker for a resolution.
o Checks will be written to third party vendors.
o Any granted funds will be attached to your financial aid as "additional aid."
o Funds can NOT be used for: credit card payments, legal fees, books, tuition, and things of that nature.
o Students are encouraged to reach out to the College Social Worker for assistance with non-emergent needs.
Last modified: March 26th, 2019 at 12:33pm