Financial Aid Office

Minnesota GI Bill

The Minnesota GI Bill program was established in 2007 to provide post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester or term and part-time students may be eligible to receive up to $500 per semester or term.

You must be a Minnesota resident enrolled at a Minnesota institutions who is a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time on or after September 11, 2001, or;
  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001, or;
  • Spouse or child of a person who has served in the military at any time on or after September 11, 2001, and who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service.

To apply online or download a PDF version of the application visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education MN GI Bill application page »

Other sources of education funding specifically for Minnesota residents who have or are serving in a branch of the military are listed on the Military Service Education Benefits page »