UMC Financial Aid & Scholarships

U of M - Crookston Financial Aid & Scholarships

At the University of Minnesota - Crookston Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, we recognize paying for college is a serious financial commitment for students and their families. We strive to lessen the burden by providing the information you need about the cost of your education, grant and loan options and resources for earning "free" money for school via various scholarships. Questions? Concerns? Stop by and see us or call 218-281-8569. Financial aid counselors are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30.

Parent PLUS VS. Private Student Loans: 4 Factors To Help You Choose

Do you need additional funds for the upcoming academic year? Here is a great article that discusses the difference between Federal Parent PLUS loans and Private loans Before choosing which loan to take out for school — a Parent PLUS Loan under the parent’s name or a private student loan made out to the student — consider these four factors.

December Grads.. your grace period would be up this month 😒 Make sure you are checking when you need to make your payments! 😉👍

If you've recently graduated, make sure you check the grace periods for your loans!

Learn more here:

🇺🇸There are many programs for veterans! 🎉
If you are a veteran considering attending school, read some helpful info at the link below! 👇👇

VETERANS 🎖: Thinking about going to college or career school? Here are some helpful points for your financial planning:

Athnet Scholarship Contest

Athnet is offering a $1,000 scholarship to student athletes! 🎊 To be eligible you must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level, and be a current college student, or a high school senior entering college. Deadline for submissions is July 1st! Get more info here 👇 Athnet is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student-athlete. Deadline to enter is June 1, 2019. Learn more and enter today!

Flying In at the University of Minnesota Crookston

Did you know UMN Crookston has a podcast?! Check it out, so good! 👇🙌 Maggie and Eleora are two students at the University of Minnesota Crookston who are excited to share their experiences at UMN Crookston, give tips and tricks to new incoming students and entertain with some guests and plenty of stories along the way!

Federal Student Aid

Here are 5⃣ ways you may be able to get your student loans forgiven ⬇️ Learn more:

So many options for Military and their families!

Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer 💵 to individuals related to veterans or active-duty personnel. Learn about what may be available:

Federal Student Aid

If you are graduating college with student loan debt, we're here to help. Here's what you should know about repayment:

Antibody Scholarship Program | Thermo Fisher Scientific - US

Scholarship Opportunity!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering two $10k awards and four 5k awards for 2019. Deadline is May 20th.

Apply here 👇👇👇 Apply now for undergraduate or graduate student scholarships involving research using antibodies and immunoassay techniques.

2018-2019 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to Eleora DeMuth for being selected as the 2018-2019 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year!

A BIG thank you to Eleora for all of her hard work this year and her continued commitment to the University of MN Crookston!

Federal Student Aid

Hey, teachers, happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in every day to help students learn and thrive. We appreciate everything you do!

[05/04/19]   Congratulations UMC graduates!

You're almost done with finals! ☕️☕️☕️ Thank goodness for Caribou Coffee on campus!

"Undecided" is not a major 🤨 find out how your interests and passions can turn into a career! 🎉🎊🥳

Can't decide on a major? This should help:

This is probably contributing to the procrastinating.... oops! 🙃 Good luck on finals!

Last day to study before finals! Good luck everyone! 🤪

Federal Student Aid

Need to know the out-of-pocket cost of attending your school of choice? Try the FAFSA4caster:

Federal Student Aid

The numbers don't lie. Going to college has its benefits.

College Exploration Day - April 26

Hey high school students 🙌 put this on your calendar! Friday April 26 is college exploration day at UMN Crookston. Learn how to prepare for college, explore majors/careers take a campus tour, and the oh-so-fun financial aid 101 learning session 😅

Register below by Tuesday April 23!👇👇👇👇

Federal Student Aid

In the #GameOfLoans universe, the rules are simple—always repay your debts. If you need some help lowering your payments, here are a few options:

Check out the repayment calculator... very helpful!

🎓2019 GRADUATES: Did you know that some income-driven repayment plans could lower your monthly payment to $0? Use our repayment calculator to see which plan is best for you:

Women in Business Scholarship Program | ExpoMarketing

2019 Women in Business Scholarship from ExpoMarketing is now available. This $1,000 scholarship is opening to incoming, full time, or part time students.

Check them out below 👇 and share this with other women in business that you know! 👩‍💼 Scholarship available for women currently MBA or undergraduate students pursuing a career in business. but you need to be currently enrolled to apply.

[04/11/19]   Reminder: Loan Repayment Session in the Prairie Lounge today from 12-1pm.

(There will be snacks) 🤤

Federal Student Aid

Have you done your FAFSA yet? 🤣


If you missed your state or school deadline, you can still get 💵 for college. Apply online or on our app now 💁‍♀️

[04/03/19]   Remember, Grad Fest is today! 8:30-2pm in the International Lounge! See you there, and congrats grads!

To our upcoming graduates, make sure to attend grad fest for your chance to win some prizes! Stop by tomorrow between 8:30-2 in the International Lounge! 🤩

Course Hero - Scholarships

Course Hero knows school can be expenseive, but they are here to help! Apply for any of their current scholarships:
Spring Break Scholarship: $5000 due April 15
April Scholarship (monthly): $5000 due April 30
Academic Hero Scholarship: $10,000 due October 31

Check it out 💲😁👇 We want to help you pay for college! Course Hero has new scholarship opportunities every month. Apply now.

This one is for all you returning student PROCRASTINATORS!
Apply Now for the 2019-20 Specialty Scholarships... you have until midnight TONIGHT!

🎉🎉Attention graduates! 🎉🎉 Grad fest is this WEDNESDAY from 8:30-2 in the International Lounge... come get info on your cap and gown, graduation requirements, financial aid, becoming an alumni and more! You will also have the chance to win some cool prizes, and there will be snacks!!🤤

See you there! 😁

RETURNING STUDENTS FOR FALL 2019! Have you completed the returning student specialty scholarship yet? 🤔 It's free money! Just do it! 👇👇👇 deadline is MONDAY 4/1.

Something seniors and recent graduates should be thinking about 🤔

We know the repayment process can be overwhelming 😵! Check out four quick tips for smooth sailing ⛵⬇️.

Hey International Students! 📣 Did you know we have a specialty scholarship just for you? 🤗
Apply for our International Student Scholarship by 4/2!

Specialty Scholarship for new transfer students! The UMC Aspire Scholarship is for students who are at least 25 years old resuming a formal education after a five-year break. Apply below by 4/1!


Scholarships due soon!! 😟⏳😲⏳
🎉 Women's Association Scholarship (3.0 GPA, school/community involvement)
🎉 American Indian Scholarships (three scholarships, one application)
🎉 Sather, Russel O. and Inez Memorial Scholarship (student must have already completed 24 credits)
🎉 Online Learning Scholarship (degree seeking online students)
🎉 Odegaard, Roger and Gail Scholarship (life-long NW Minnesota resident with involvement in 4-H or FFA and have been a full time undergraduate student for 2 years)
🎉 Legacy Scholarship (Apply if a parent, grandparent or spouse previously attended UMN Crookston)
🎉 George French Music Scholarship (2.5 GPA, enrolling in 1 credit of music)

Click the link below to apply, make sure you and all your UMC friends apply by 4/1! Let us know if you have questions. Scholarships are considered “gift aid” because they are a source of free money—financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Funds are awarded to individual students and are often based on specific criteria, such as your major, GPA, financial need, etc.

Hey UMN Crookston graduates (and upcoming graduates) click the link below to read about student loan forgiveness for Public Service workers 👇👇👇

Rerouting toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness thanks to a new job?📍 Make sure you're following these directions to stay on track:


Returning Students: Have you completed your specialty scholarship application?? What are you waiting for?! Due date is April 1st

Get it done! Scholarships are considered “gift aid” because they are a source of free money—financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Funds are awarded to individual students and are often based on specific criteria, such as your major, GPA, financial need, etc.

Worthy Scholarship |

Worthy Women's Scholarship if now open for women age 30 or older who have decided to enroll in school to pursue their passion! Apply and share this with your mom, sister, aunt, and any worthy woman in your life!
👇👩👩‍⚕️👩‍🌾👩‍💼👩‍🦳💪 Calling all women in continuing education programs! We are pleased to announce the launch of our Worthy Women Scholarship for those enrolled in continuing education professional studies programs across the United States! Read more about how we can support your professional development.

Apply for Scholarships - Northwest Minnesota Foundation

The deadline is approaching for the Northwest MN Foundation Scholarships! More than 90 different scholarships, so don’t miss out on your chance to receive assistance in paying for your education. Scholarships are due April 15th 👇👇👇 Before you begin, please see our Applicant Tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to contact staff during normal business hours at (218) 759-2057. Northwest Minnesota Foundation believes the community...

Scholarships First Community Credit Union - Jamestown, ND

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! For graduating high school seniors - First Community Credit Union is offering multi-year scholarships for UMC for members of the Credit Union. New due date is this Friday 3/22!
Share this with any high school seniors thinking about attending UMC!
Check it out! 👇👇👇👇 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due to extenuating circumstances, the application site was down temporarily, bad weather and many school cancellations, we have decided to extend the application deadline to next Friday, March 22nd.Do you know a graduating high school senior who is looking for scholarships to help...

[03/18/19]   Did you know you can check your financial aid awards and student account anytime? Log into your MyU and click My Finances!

Something helpful for students filing taxes this year! 👍

Tax day is a month away! Did you know you may be able to deduct some of the student loan interest you paid in 2018 on your federal return? Find out more about the 1098-E:

Upperclassmen Scholarship

AgCountry's College Upperclassmen Scholarship is now open! This is for students studying agribusiness, business or related fields of study, who plan on working in production ag lending or related ag services.

Deadline is May 1st, check the link below for the application! 🚜👇👇👇🚜


ATTENTION NEW STUDENTS: Today is the last day to submit your 2019-2020 New Student Application for UMC's Specialty Scholarships!

Don't Forget 👇👇👇 Scholarships are considered “gift aid” because they are a source of free money—financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Funds are awarded to individual students and are often based on specific criteria, such as your major, GPA, financial need, etc.

2019 Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship Announced - Ipe Woods USA

Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship is now available through Ipe Woods USA. This $1,500 scholarship is open to high school and college students who will be enrolled in Fall 2019 classes.

Check it out👇👇👇 The Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship The Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship was created to remember the life and legacy of our dear Caitlan. Since education is a gift that lasts a lifetime we are delighted to announce our second annual scholarship offering. We lost Caitlan suddenly in a tragic...

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