Estimating Financial Aid

Actual award amounts are determined by FAFSA and then communicated to you from your enrolling college financial aid office. However, when planning how to pay for college you should check out the interactive Financial Aid Estimator from The Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

After entering some basic information, an estimate of your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant, and federal tax benefits will be calculated and provided on screen. Students from other states may find similar estimating tools available through their state higher education offices.

To view definitions of important financial aid terms, visit the Federal Student Aid Glossary.