Discover how to apply for financial aid as a distance learner by selecting the category which best describes your current status.
If you are unsure whether a school is part of the Minnesota State system, see a map of Minnesota State campus locations.
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, if you need assistance in covering costs, you have two options:
Once the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid receives your private loan information electronically, we will certify the loan. To certify the loan, you need to complete and submit one of the following:
You are considered dual enrolled if you are physically attending classes at a Minnesota State community or technical college but pursuing a bachelor’s degree from MSUM in one of the following areas:
If you elect to pursue an AA degree from a Minnesota State community or technical college prior to pursuing a bachelor’s degree from MSUM, you need to follow the instructions for “Seeking a bachelor’s degree from another Minnesota state School, but taking at least one course from MSUM.”
This does not apply to Tri-College registration at Concordia College or North Dakota State University.