Applying for Financial Aid

Two questions most families ask are how much is it going to cost and how can we afford it?  Many families rely on assistance through the many Federal and State Student Financial Aid programs to help them pay for their student’s education. To apply for financial aid, start with the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.



Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Gather all the necessary documents for your application.

Submit your 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible, starting October 1, 2019.


Remember to send your FAFSA information to Minnesota State University, Mankato (School code 002360)

Be aware of the most common FAFSA errors  so you can prevent delays or potentially costly issues. 

Learn to recognize and avoid getting tricked by financial aid scams

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

Submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA for aid eligibility available this academic year through Summer Term 2020, by no later than June 30, 2020.