Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

Financial Aid

The Office of Student Finance administers all financial aid programs at the University of Minnesota. Information regarding financial aid, including frequently asked questions, cost calculators, and residency/reciprocity, can be found through the Office of Admissions.

All students seeking financial aid are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The electronic application is available online at


Freshman applicants are automatically considered for various college-wide and University-wide scholarships.

While department-based awards are not granted to incoming students, several scholarships are available for current students with a declared major or interest in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geotechnical engineering.

Scholarships for current students