Need-based Awards for Transfer Students

When you apply for financial assistance, you are automatically considered for the following need-based financial aid programs:

St. Catherine University Grant

  • Eligibility: Academic promise; need established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: Up to $15,000.

Allis Foundation Grants

  • Eligibility: Academic excellence; need as established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: Up to $2,000 per year.

Minnesota State Grant

  • Eligibility: Minnesota residence; need as established on FAFSA. 
  • Annual amount: Up to $9,444 (2009-2010 funding).

Federal Pell Grant

  • Eligibility: Need as established on FAFSA. 
  • Annual amount: $400–$5,350.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Eligibility: Exceptional need established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: Up to $2,000.

Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

  • Eligibility: Pell-eligible, rigorous high school curriculum, U.S. citizen 
  • Annual amount: first-year student up to $750; second-year student up to $1,300.

Federal SMART Grant

  • Eligibility: Pell eligible, science/technology/language field major, 3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen. 
  • Annual amount: Up to $4,000 per year for third and fourth years.

Minnesota Child Care Grant

  • Eligibility: Minnesota residence, not on public assistance and proven financial need. Obtain application from the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Annual amount: Up to $2,300 per child.

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan

  • Eligibility: Need as established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: Freshmen, $3,500; sophomores, $4,500; other undergraduates, $5,500 annually to $23,000 over five years.
  • Terms: Fixed interest rate of 6.0 percent on loans made on or after July 1, 2008. Must be enrolled at least half time. Payments begin six months after graduation."

Federal Perkins Student Loan

  • Eligibility: Need as established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: Up to $2,000 annually.
  • Terms: Fixed interest rate of 5%. Must be enrolled at least half time. Payments begin nine months after graduation.

Nursing Student Loan

  • Eligibility: Need as established on FAFSA.
  • Annual amount: $2,500 annually.
  • Terms: Fixed interest rate of 5 percent. Must be enrolled at least half time. Payments begin nine months after graduation.