Non-degree Student Financial Aid
At a Glance
Non-degree students are not typically eligible for federal financial aid. However, students taking specific prerequisites required for admission to a degree program may be eligible for federal loans and can look into the pre-requisite course work certification form.
Possible aid options that require an application or action
- Scholarships (search tool can be used if registration is active; options are more limited for non-degree students)
- College of Continuing Education (CCE) scholarships (non-degree students must be active; apply for summer term 2017 (2016−17 FAFSA) March 6−April 3 and apply for fall term 2017 (2017−18 FAFSA) April 17−May 15). See details.
- Non-University scholarships (refer to additional scholarship search resources)
- Private loans (Discuss nonadmitted (nondegree) student status with private lender before completing an application)
- Tax benefits
- Employer tuition benefits (talk with your employer; U of M offers the Regents Scholarship)
- AmeriCorps awards
- Military service benefits and educational assistance for dependents of military/police officers (refer to employment, service, demographic, or family-related grants and waivers)
- Dislocated Worker Programs
- Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Senior Citizen Education Program (SCEP)