Eligibility for Financial Aid


You must complete the FAFSA application and meet any additional requirements for a loan, grant, or scholarship. You are eligible to receive financial aid if you meet the following federal and state requirements.



  • You must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program that is at least 16 credits long
  • You can receive financial aid for development credits (coursework below 1000 level) up to 30 attempted credit hours
  • Classes with a grading method of Audit or Test Out are not eligible for financial aid
  • Courses added after the last day to add/drop full-term courses are not eligible for Federal Pell grant
  • Continuing education and custom training courses are not eligible for financial aid

Other Qualifications

Eligible students must:

  • Have a high-school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Not currently be receiving financial aid at another college
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan

Maintaining Eligibility 

Once you are a student at Minneapolis College, in order to continue to be eligible for financial aid you need do the following:

  • Make satisfactory academic progress as measured by your GPA (minimum 2.0) and rate of completing courses (minimum 67 percent). Progress is evaluated at the end of each semester.
  • Finish within your program's maximum timeframe (up to 150% of the number of credits required in your program)
  • Attend your classes (including participation in online courses). If the College administratively withdraws you from a course because you have not attended classes, you may have to pay back all or part of your financial aid (see Federal Refund Policy).
  • Complete any development credits for which you want financial aid in fewer than 30 credit hours.