Students and Families

Our goal is to empower you and your family with the information you need to achieve your college goals.

About Our Workshops

Should You Attend? Our workshops are for students who plan to attend college during the next academic year. These workshops are designed for those who are low income or have no family history of attending college. However, any students who feel they need financial aid to attend college and who need help applying for that aid are encouraged to attend one of the workshops held across the state.

When and Where?Find the location nearest you Workshops are held on various dates and times throughout the state between February 1 and May 1 each year.


A Minnesota College Goal workshop usually lasts for two hours, during which you will complete the FAFSA, assisted by trained professionals. Please arrive on time in order to have plenty of time to receive information and complete the FAFSA.

Pre-registration is not required.

More Questions about Our Workshops? Find answers to common workshop questions or contact us.

Financial Aid Information

Visit our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed financial aid information.

Need help with financial aid terms? Use this online glossary.

Paying for College

Available Scholarships


You should never have pay to complete the FAFSA, search for scholarships, or apply for scholarships. Beware of FAFSA and scholarship scams that charge money. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information.

Types of Schools

Additional Resources