Grants and waivers are types of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Whether you receive a grant or waiver is based on your financial need as determined by the FAFSA, any eligibility criteria specific to the source, and availability of funds.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Minnesota State Grant
- Promise Programs
- American Indian Tuition Waiver
- Visually or Hearing Impaired Tuition Waiver/Assistance
The total amount of financial aid you’re offered, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed the cost of attendance at the university for that aid year. Financial aid offers (e.g., loans, work study, scholarships, or grants) may be reduced if your total aid exceeds the cost of attendance.
Student Assistance Grant for Emergencies (SAGE)
The Student Assistance Grant for Emergencies (SAGE) has been created for the purpose of providing quick-response emergency grants for short-term financial emergencies, enabling a student to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out. The maximum amount is $1000 per academic year and may be subject to change based on funding.
If you are interested in applying for a SAGE grant, complete the SAGE application. If you have questions or need assistance, schedule an appointment with a One Stop counselor.
- Dislocated Worker Programs
- Education vouchers for former youth in care (Minnesota residents who were older children in foster care)
- Employer tuition benefits (Check with your employer. If your employer offers employee tuition benefits, contact Third party billing if your employer will pay.)
- Fostering Independence Higher Education Grants
- Minnesota Future Together Grant
- Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant
- Minnesota Student Teacher Grant
- Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant
- TEACH Grant Program
- Wards of the state (contact the One Stop for more information)
American Indian Tuition Waiver
The first buildings on the UMN Morris campus housed an American Indian boarding school. Administered by the Sisters of Mercy order of the Catholic Church and later by the United States government, the boarding school closed in 1909. The campus was then transferred to the State of Minnesota with the stipulation that American Indian students “shall at all times be admitted to such school free of charge for tuition.”
In accordance with the American Indian tuition waiver, UMN Morris continues to admit American Indian students who qualify for admission on the same basis as other students free of charge for tuition, as mandated in federal law and state statute.
For the purposes of this waiver, “American Indian” is defined as
- an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation;
- a direct descendant of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation; or
- a direct descendant of a tribally verified member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation, other than parent or grandparent.
Note: American Indian students do not need to establish residence on trust lands or be Minnesota residents.