This new program has been developed by Governor Walz with the federal American Recovery Plan funds and will provide eligible Minnesotans with a tuition-free pathway for earning a certificate, diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree at any public institution in the state. The grants are available starting spring 2022 through 2024 OR until all funds are dispensed, whichever comes first.
How to Apply
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form or the Minnesota Dream Act application. That’s it! The Financial Aid Office will review all student’s FAFSAs and Dream Act applications and will notify students if they are eligible.
To be eligible for the Future Together Grants (FTG) you must:
- Be a Minnesota Resident
- First enrolled in classes during 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 OR are returning and haven’t enrolled at any college in the last three semesters
- Meet income limits
- Be in a major at FDLTCC identified as “high need” by the State of Minnesota
- Anishinaabe and American Elementary Education Associate of Science Degree
- Anishinaabe Language Certificate
- Business/Financial Services
- Business/Small Business Entrepreneurship
- Chemical Dependency Certificate
- Corrections Degree
- Criminal Justice Degree / Law Enforcement Degree
- Early Childhood Development AAS Degree
- Electric Utility Technology
- Environmental Science Degree
- Geographic Information Systems
- Health Sciences Broad Field
- Human Services Degree
- Multimedia Production
- Nursing Assistant Certificate
- Nursing Associate Degree
- Have tuition/fees not covered by other financial aid
Key Information About the MN Future Together Grants
- The grant only covers tuition/fees – not books, dorms, or any other charges
- Is a “last dollar” form of funding, meaning it pays whatever is left of your tuition/fees AFTER all other financial aid has been applied (i.e. t/f – other financial aid = award amount).
- Does NOT produce any leftover funds. It only pays off unpaid tuition/fees after financial aid was applied
- Eligibility is determined every semester. You will need to fill out the FAFSA each year. A student who receives a grant one semester is not guaranteed to receive funding for the next semester. Eligibility is subject to the availability of funds and any changes in your enrollment, FAFSA, or other financial aid may change the amount you receive each semester.