• Financial Aid/Scholarships

    Use this Guide only as a general planning tool. Make sure you look up the specific admissions requirements of the schools in which you are interested, since they vary. To play it safe, take more courses than the North High School graduation requirements in the core areas of English, social studies, math, and science. (Although world language is not required to graduate from North, many colleges require at least 2 years.)

    Note: some 4-year schools on the east and west coasts prefer the SAT over the ACT College Entrance Exam - again research your schools of interest!

    Financial Aid 101 Basics- View the PowerPoint from our FAFSA Night 2023!

    Helpful Websites

    Peterson's website has great planning information for all aspects of college.

    Minnesota has reciprocity with Wisconsin and North and South Dakota. This means that students can attend public institutions in these locations and pay tuition that would be comparable to a similar Minnesota public institution. For more information, go online  Here 

    Students must complete a reciprocity agreement with the appropriate state/province to qualify. Applications are obtained from the website above.

    The Next Step U is an excellent resource for all college planning. Take a look at their website for more information. 

    NCAA Homepage. This is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's homepage. If you are considering attending a Division I or II school and participate in extracurricular activities, you must register with the NCAA by the end of your junior year in high school. This website will provide you with the requirements and procedures for registration.

    Financial Aid 

    • FAFSA on the Web The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federally approved application for financial aid. It generates information for colleges to determine a student's eligibility for grants, work-study, loans, and some forms of need-based scholarships. This application is free and can be completed online at the above link.
    • Financial Aid for Minnesota Students This is the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office website. You will find valuable information on scholarships and financial aid, Minnesota State Grants, Federal Pell Grants, the Work Study Program, Veteran's benefits, reciprocity, and much more.
    • Financial Aid Information Page This site has an Estimated Family Contribution Estimator, a college cost projector, an educational Savings Plan Designer, scholarship information, and much more.
    • Minnesota College Savings Plan Get help in planning for your future.
    • Military Aid This website provides information about financial aid available throughout the military.
    • Financial Aid for Native American Students
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