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.


❤️The American Heart Association of MN is offering scholarships for undergrad students for 2020! 😍

Check out the Empowered to Serve Scholarship 👇

And the Helen & Harold Shapira Scholarship 👇

Deadline is April 1, 2020 for all scholarships  Leveraging partnerships, driving policy efforts at the local, state and federal levels and identifying social entrepreneurial models for sustainability.   

Federal Student Aid

You did it; you finished the fall semester of college 🙌, but the school year’s not over yet. Watch 👀 your grades so you can continue receiving aid.

2020 NACAC Video Essay Contest

NACAC Video Essay Contest is offering $10,000 in scholarships this year! Deadline is March 2, 2020.

Check out rules and how to apply below 👇👇 Take this survey powered by Create your own surveys for free.

WRHS Online Scholarship Application - Western Reserve Herb Society

Attention Horticulture students! This one's for you: 🌿🌱

Western Reserve Herb Society has announced their 2020-2021 horticulture scholarship worth $7,000! This scholarship is for students entering their junior or senior year of college with an average GPA of 3.2. Check out the details and application requirements online 👇 This horticulture scholarship is open to students who will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

Federal Student Aid

With thousands of scholarships out there, it can be hard to find ones you’re eligible for. Let these tips help guide your journey:

Gilman Scholarship Program Photo Contest! 📷

Deadline is November 22 👇👇

[11/11/19]   🎉On campus scholarship opportunity! 🎉
The 18th Annual Job & Internship Fair is this Tuesday, Nov 12 from 1-4 in Bede Ballroom. More than 30 businesses and organizations will be on campus to discuss employment and internship opportunities.
Also, a $500 scholarship will be given away to one student who attends! 💲💲💲

Federal Student Aid

Parents, are you considering bridging the gap between your child’s cost of attendance and their financial aid offer? Here’s what you need to know about parent PLUS loans.

🌱 Northern Seed Trade Association is offering a scholarship for students with career aspirations in the Seed Industry. 🌿
Learn more and apply below 👇

What’s the Difference Between Private & Federal Student Loans?

Federal and private student loans... so what's the difference? Watch this video and find out 👇

There are two main types of student loans that can help you pay for college, federal student loans and private student loans. Often, both kinds play a role i...

Hagan Scholarship Foundation | Helping Rural Students Graduate College Debt Free

👩‍🎓 The Hagen Scholarship provides need-based merit scholarships to high achieving self-motivated students. The scholarship offers up to $6,000 each semester for up to eight consecutive semesters!! 🤑

Link below for details and how to apply ☑️

Federal Student Aid

In the time it takes to watch an episode of your favorite show, our tool can help you learn more about managing your finances:

Life Reimagined Scholarships for Students - Calvin Rosser

🎉Life Re-imagined is offering scholarships to high achieving students! Check out their site to explore different scholarship opportunities. 👇 High school and college scholarships to elevate first-generation students, empower women in technology, and increase mental health awareness.

How to Pay for College: 6 Best Ways to Help Pay for College

Helpful tips on how to pay for college from CollegeAve

When it comes to paying for college, these six options can help cover your education costs. Learn more about paying for college at: https://www.collegeavestu...

[10/17/19]   Tonight's the night! FAFSA completion in the Prairie Lounge from 5-7. Join us to get your 2020-21 FAFSA completed! Bring your laptop, 2018 tax information, and FSA ID information.

Travel & Study Abroad Scholarships (2019-2020) | One Mile at a Time

Nothing to do this weekend? Apply for some scholarships!
One Mile at a Time is offering a $3,000 scholarship to undergrad students.

Link below for more details! Are you (or your child) a college or university student? Check out our scholarship to help stretch your budget, including travel and study abroad programs.

Attention UMC Returners! Take advantage of this upcoming event and mark another item off your "to-do" list


Specialty Scholarship applications are now open for the 2020-21 year! 🥳

💲 There are several applications, so review and apply for any you are eligible for. The bulk of scholarships are available from a single application. 💲

☑️Deadline for new students is March 15
☑️Deadline for returning students is April 1

🤑 Share this with your friends, help them get some money! 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.

Today is the day!! Here is some help for first time filers... and if you or your parents have any questions please feel free to ask us!

So it's your first time filling out the FAFSA form? Here's how to get started 👉

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Federal Student Aid

Get ready!

It's all happening! The 2020–21 FAFSA form launches at midnight Central Time on Oct. 1.

Live Your Dream Awards | Scholarships for Women | Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.

This year Soroptimist of the Red River Valley will be giving out three $1,000 scholarships.
You are eligible to apply if you:
👩‍👧‍👦 Are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents
👩‍🎓 Are attending an undergrad degree program or vocational skills training program
💲 Have financial need

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019

Like and share this with women you know who may qualify! 👇

Federal Student Aid

Time flies ⏰. Be sure you're aware of when your grace period starts and ends so you don't miss your first student loan payment!

Course Hero - Scholarships

Did you know Course Hero offers a $10,000 Academic scholarship?? Also they giveaway $5,000 in scholarships nearly every month! Here are the upcoming deadlines:
🍁9/30: September 2019 Scholarship
🍂10/15: Fall Midterms 2019 Scholarship
🎃10/31: Academic Hero 2019 Scholarship We want to help you pay for college! Course Hero has new scholarship opportunities every month. Apply now.

Worried about answering the tax questions on your 2020–21 FAFSA form? Our IRS Data Retrieval Tool can help import you or your parent's 2018 tax info into the form!

How To Apply for the FAFSA

Need help with the FAFSA? Of course you can always ask us, but here is a quick video to give you the basics! 🤓

One of the most important things you can do is filling out the FAFSA to apply for college financial aid. Watch to see the simple steps to applying and why th...

Take advantage of all the different scholarships and grants for military families! 🇺🇸

You or your family's military service could get you money for school. Check out these resources to learn if you qualify for military scholarships and grants.

Course Hero - Scholarships

Course Hero recently launched two new scholarshp programs for underrepresented students.
🇺🇸Veteran Hero Scholarship
👩‍🎓Rise Up Scholarship for First Gen College Students
Course Hero recently launched two new scholarship programs for underrepresented students. We want to help you pay for college! Course Hero has new scholarship opportunities every month. Apply now.

Don't forget the 2020-2021 FAFSA opens up soon... Mark your calendars for October 1st!

The biggest mistake you can make with the FAFSA form? Not filling it out at all.

Don't lose out on money for school! Complete your FAFSA form on October 1.

[08/26/19]   HAPPENING TONIGHT: The financial aid office will be open until 6:30 to help with work study I-9 completion, and any other questions! 🤔
Please stop by and see us!👍

Exciting news! 2019-2020 Federal Loan interest rates went down

Fall 2019 is just around the corner - here are some important dates to pay attention to!

Earn a $1,000 College Scholarship | Employment BOOST

Employment Boost is offering $1,000 scholarships for new and returning college students! 💲

Check out the link below for eligibility requirements and how to apply ⬇️ Apply to earn one of two available $1,000 college scholarships. All majors welcome. Learn more here how to earn financial aid from Employment BOOST today.

Attention Ottertail County high school graduates 📣
The University of MN Extension is offering Horticulture students who graduated from a high school in Ottertail county a $500 scholarship! 💲💲

🌱You must have completed 2 years of college with a 2.5+ GPA and intend to pursue a career in horticulture. 🌱

For applications please email our office at [email protected] or stop by!

Federal Student Aid

If you’ve been selected for verification, don’t assume you’ve done anything wrong. Your school is just checking to make sure your FAFSA data is correct. Some schools verify every student! Provide the documentation your school asks for to avoid delays in receiving your aid.

Beat the rush before school starts in August 🏃‍♀️ let us know your financial aid questions! 🤓👍

There is still time! 🕓 High school seniors, finish your summer checklist to be prepared for your freshman year of COLLEGE next year!💯

✅The 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available October 1st!✅

Federal Student Aid

Are you a teacher? Learn about Public Service Loan Forgiveness to see if you're eligible 👉

Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant

🇺🇸The MN Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant is now open! This provides educational benefits to dependent children and the surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. Check the link below for details and how to apply 👇 The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency also serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment...

Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant

🎉 The MN Teacher Candidate Grant for 2019-2020 is now available!

👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Students who will be enrolled in a teacher preparation program (student teaching) and are MN residents should apply soon!

🗓 Priority deadline for Fall 2019 is August 16, and Spring/Summer 2020 is December 13.

💲 Awards are up to $7,500 for one term! Last year UMN Crookston awarded over $11,000 for the spring semester in this grant.

👇 Check out the link below and apply! The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency also serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment...

Marketing & Branding Scholarship | Freedom Branding

🎉Scholarship Opportunity! 🎉
Freedom Branding is offering a $1500 scholarship, available to any student admitted to and attending a university or college.

⬇️⬇️Submit your essay today! ⬇️⬇️ Freedom Branding recognizes that today’s students will see and shape opportunities that may not exist in branding yet today. To help support the future of our industry we are offering an academic scholarship! The essay winner selected will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship.

Federal Student Aid

Be sure to explore your loan repayment options!

So, there’s your current student loan payment. And then there’s an income-driven repayment plan that feels like this. Apply now:

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:

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