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Federal Pell Grant

  • Apply using FAFSA.
  • Awarded to high need students.
  • Up to $5,730 per year during 2014-15 for full time students.
  • 12 full-time semester limit over undergraduate career.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one class and working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • Credits for determining Pell Grant are "locked in" at the end of the add/drop period each semester.  This is called the Pell "census date".  Adding classes after the census date will not increase your credit load for Pell Grant purposes.  Dropping classes at any point in the term WILL result in a downward adjustment of the Pell Grant IF your semester enrollment changes from full-time to less than full-time.  You may substitute (swap) courses after the census date (simultaneously dropping and adding a course) as long as the course load your Pell grant was originally paid at does not change. The substitute (swap) of courses MUST take place and be documented in ICC's computer system on the same day in order to be considered as a substitution (swap) of courses for Pell Grant purposes.


Federal SEOG Grant

  • Apply using FAFSA.
  • Awarded to high need students who are also eligible for a Pell Grant.
  • Up to $600 per year.
  • Limited funding available.


Minnesota State Grant

  • Apply using FAFSA - must be completed prior to the 30th calendar day after the semester start date.
  • Awarded to Minnesota residents with need.
  • Full-time awards are made to students with 15+ credits; adjusted by credit below that level.
  • Award amount varies depending on what college the student attends (private vs. public, 2 yr. or 4 yr, etc.).
  • Must not have attended the equivalent of more than eight full-time semesters or 12 full-time quarters of post-secondary education.


Post-Secondary Child Care Grant

  • Awarded to Minnesota residents who need help with child care expenses.
  • Based on income, family size and credit level.
  • Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits and have FAFSA results on file.
  • LIMITED funding, up to $1400 per child, each semester.
  • Blandin Foundation provides additional funding for this grant once State funds have been exhausted.
  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.
  • Must not have attended the equivalent of more than eight full-time semesters or 12 full-time quarters of post-secondary education.


Blandin Foundation Educational Grant

  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.
  • Awarded to needy students under age 25 who are recent graduates of the eleven area high schools.
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits).
  • Award amount based on Adjusted Gross Income from tax return and unmet financial need.  Award amount may change upon receipt of outside/institutional scholarship funding.
  • FAFSA required.
  • LIMITED FUNDING AVAILABLE.  Typically 95-100 students are awarded annually from these limited funds.


Blandin Foundation Opportunity Grant

  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.
  • Awarded to self-supporting students over age 24, with incomes below $70,000 per year, and without Federal Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Priority will be given to students in the Practical Nursing, GIS/Forestry, Engineering, Wildland Firefighting, Natural Resources/Forestry and Pulp & Paper Technology programs who qualify for little to no other gift aid.
  • Awards can be up to full resident rate tuition/fees for 6 credits per year.
  • FAFSA required.
  • Limited funding available.


Blandin Foundation Part-Time Grant

  • Awarded to needy students in the Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, and Coaching certificate programs.
  • Based on income, family size, and number of credits.
  • Must be enrolled part-time (11 credits or less).
  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.


Alliss Grant

  • Paper application available in the Student Support Services Office. 
  • Available to student enrolled in Student Support Services (TRIO) program at ICC.
  • FAFSA required.
  • Essay required.
  • A grant between $350-$1100 per year and awarded to students who qualify for Federal Pell Grant funding with remaining financial need. 
  • Must be a degree/diploma/certificate seeking student enrolling in courses that will transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four year college. 
  • Must not have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Must not be on maximum timeframe suspension for the degree/diploma/certificate in which the recipient is seeking. 
  • Recipients must intend to pursue a Bachelor's degree once leaving Itasca Community College.  Recipients will need to meet with their SSS counselor/advisor to create a Bachelor's degree completion plan (academic plan). 
  • Limited funding available.