Financial Aid

We know Financial Aid is confusing for many students. We want to help you! Stop into the Welcome and One Stop Center for assistance. The Welcome Center staff are ready to support students with answers to questions and to help navigate the FAFSA and the Financial Aid process. Financial Aid Specialists are also on hand to help students needing extra assistance or special circumstances.

2024-2025 FAFSA Update

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the changes and delays which are occurring as the revised FAFSA is implemented for the 2024-2025 academic year. 正规赌博十大网站’s estimated timeline for processing and awarding 2024-2025 Financial Aid is as follows:

April – Late June: 正规赌博十大网站 receives FAFSA data, modifies processes and completes system testing.

Late June – August: Student notifications regarding additional information requests and Estimated Award Offers will be generated.

If you have not already done so, we ask that you complete your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now so we have your information as soon as our system is ready for processing. If you have already completed the FAFSA, go to your FAFSA Dashboard at www.studentaid.gov to confirm it has been successfully processed and no corrections or signatures are needed.  If processed, you should be able to see your Student Aid Index and estimated Pell Grant eligibility.

Thank you for your patience while we continue implementing and verifying the changes coming from the Department of Education.

Summer Session Financial Aid

正规赌博十大网站 uses information from the student’s 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for Summer Session financial aid.  Students who have received aid for the 2023-24 school year and/or have a completed Financial Aid file will automatically considered for Summer Session Financial Aid, beginning in March. Summer Financial Aid information.

Bookstore Charging:  May 13 – June 3, 2024
Summer Disbursement begins:  June 7, 2024

Financial Aid disbursement process. Also, make sure to select your refund preference so you have immediate access to your funding.

Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA now! 

Students must complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid for the 2024-25 school year. The Department of Education has made significant changes to the application process with the intent of simplifying the application process. As with any change, we know you may have questions or need extra help. Please stop into the Welcome and One Stop Center, drop us an email at financialaid@teachthinktalk.com or give us a call at 507-285-7557 if you need assistance. We are here to help!

Minnesota North Star Promise Program

***COMPLETED FAFSA REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE***

Beginning in Fall 2024, the Minnesota North Star Promise program will create a tuition- and fee-free pathway for Minnesota residents with incomes under $80,000 for students who have a 2024-25 FAFSA on file. After other aid has been applied, eligible students who still owe a balance for tuition and fees will receive the Minnesota North Star Promise scholarship to pay these remaining costs. Final details and requirements for this program are still being developed. Current eligibility rules and program development.

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Applicant Resources