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Grants and waivers

Grants and waivers are gift aid that does not need to be repaid. Awards are based on your financial need (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), any eligibility criteria specific to the source, and availability of funds.

When you complete the FAFSA and are admitted to the University of Minnesota, you will be considered for the following federal, state, and University grants.

Grants and waivers that you must apply to 

There are several grants and waivers that require you to submit an application or take some other action. Information on some common grants and waivers is available below.



Tuition waivers may be available to students as part of a scholarship, fellowship, departmental or institutional assistance, outside agency, or University of Minnesota Regents Scholarship for employees. Tuition waivers, regardless of their source, are considered a form of financial aid which may reduce eligibility for student loans.

  • Blind and deaf student tuition waivers (forms here)

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