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Anoka Technical College students may be eligible for grants listed here. Grants are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. They can be provided by the federal government, the state of Minnesota, private organizations or non profit organizations. Students must complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to be considered for a grant.

Almost all federal grants and state grants are awarded to students with financial need. Most grants also require students to main satisfactory academic progress.

  • Other applications may be required
  • Grants may reduce your eligibility for other financial aid
  • Students who plan to attend summer session may also be eligible for grants
  • Most grants require students to maintain satisfactory academic progress

As you search for gift aid, don't forget to research the wide array of scholarships available from different agencies, companies, civic organizations and individuals who support higher education. Many students leave Anoka Tech nearly debt-free thanks to college scholarships.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant funds are available throughout the year.

Grant funds are gift aid.

Aid is made available to eligible undergraduate students who are enrolled in three (3) credits or more.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to a limited number of eligible students

As mandated by federal guidelines, FSEOG awards are awarded to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

Each institution has limited funding in FSEOG.

Minnesota GI Bill

The Minnesota GI Bill program provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans and service members who have served in the U.S. Military and to the children and spouses of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans and service members who have served in the U.S. Military.

An applicant must: be a veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the U.S. armed forces at any time; or a non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the U.S. armed forces, and or a surviving spouse or dependent of a person who has served in the military at any time, and who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service.

The student must also:

  • be a Minnesota resident;
  • apply for the Minnesota GI Bill benefits before the last day of the term for which benefits are requested;
  • be less than 62 years old before the beginning of the term for which benefits are requested;
  • be current on child support obligations, if applicable;
  • be enrolled in an eligible MN post-secondary institution in a certificate, diploma or degree program;
  • be making satisfactory academic progress in his or her academic program. 

Minnesota State Grant

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education annually awards Minnesota State Grant to eligible Minnesota residents.

Students must submit their FAFSA application to the federal processors no later than 30 days after the start date of the first term for which they are applying.

Eligibility for the Minnesota State Grant program is exhausted after a student has reached the equivalency of four (4) years of full-time enrollment. 

Postsecondary Child Care Grant

The Postsecondary Child Care Grant program provides financial assistance to students who have children 12 and under, are not receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), and who demonstrate financial need for grants, to help pay for child care while pursuing a postsecondary education.

Applicants must:

  • be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizen;
  • meet state residency requirements;
  • not be recipients of MFIP;
  • be enrolled at least half-time (defined in statute for this program as six credits per term);
  • either has not earned a baccalaureate degree and has been enrolled full time less than 10 semesters or the equivalent, or has a baccalaureate degree and has been enrolled full time less than 10 semesters or the equivalent in a graduate or professional degree program;
  • not be in default of any educational loan;
  • be making satisfactory progress;
  • not be receiving tuition reciprocity benefits from another state;
  • be pursuing a nonsectarian program or course of study that applies to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Already be incurring child care cost

The maximum award amount is $5,500 per eligible child per academic year.

The amount of the award cannot exceed 40 hours of child care per week per eligible child.

The Postsecondary Child Care Grant application must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.  


Financial Aid