Financial Aid


FAFSA Process

Financial Aid FAQ

Seniors and Families: October is known as “College Knowledge Month” in Minnesota!  This event gives extra focus on planning for your future and applying to colleges this fall.  A number of MN colleges do not charge an application fee at any time, but during College Knowledge Month other schools waive the application fee for the whole month of October, some for just the last week of October, and some do not offer free but always offer a fee waiver if eligible.  For a list of participating schools and fee information, go to

For more information about applying to colleges and other resources, visit the Office of Higher Education website at

I strongly encourage seniors to complete college applications by November 1 since that date is becoming a more common deadline if you want to be considered for scholarships at the colleges you are applying to.

And remember – you can now start submitting the FAFSA on October 1, 2016 using your 2015 tax information – use the FAFSA Date Retrieval Tool to make the process smoother when you complete your FAFSA.  Attend the Financial Aid Night, Thursday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Littlefork- Big Falls C Lab.