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 grant is 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 Grant (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 Grant

  • 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.

Click here for more information on the Minnesota Future Together Grant.

Questions?  Email Kathie Hill at kathie*AT*fdltcc.edu or Dave Sutherland at dsutherland*AT*fdltcc.edu

Testimonials

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

I chose FDLTCC for a fresh start in life. It had been two years since I graduated High School and I wanted more than just working a 9-5. I was living in Florida at the time, and I had an opportunity to travel the world doing what I love playing the game of basketball.