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Financial Aid

The Minnesota West Financial Aid office provides services, programs and opportunities for student financial assistance. We hope that the information we offer for financial assistance, in combination with the resources expected from you and/or your family, will enable you to achieve your educational goals at Minnesota West.

Email Notification – Once Minnesota West receives FAFSA data for you, email communication will be sent (personal and institutional email address) to provide updates as to the status of your financial aid. ONLY if no email address is available will a status update be sent to you through the postal service. A paper copy of financial aid correspondence is available upon request. Call 800-658-2330 to request.

Apply for Financial Aid 
Cost of Attendance/Payment Information 
Loan Counseling
Student Financial Aid Forms
Student Loan Eligibility 
Student Responsibilities
Summer Financial Aid  
Types of Financial Aid 
  - Grants
  - Loans
  - Scholarships
  - Student Employment - Work Study

Links to
Award Letter Explanation
Check your Financial Aid status
Determining Your Financial Aid Budget
Financial Aid Policies
Financial Aid Resources 
Frequently Asked Questions
Money Management 
Net Price Calculator - Estimate your Cost
Paying for College: GradReady (previously AccessReady)
Ordering a Tax Transcript
Scholarship Opportunities 

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 Note for Veterans:  Minnesota West will assist you with using your military benefits to finance your education. is a one-stop resource for educational benefits and resources for veterans and their families.

Need Financial Aid help?
- Check out Financial Aid's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
- Go to Ask JAY and search the database of financial aid information for the answer to your question.
- Email Financial Aid staff with your question.

Minnesota West Federal Code - 005263