Grants

Grants are gift awards based on need and are not repaid. Students apply for grants by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Hibbing's 6-digit federal school code is 002355.

Available Federal Grants include:

Pell Grant

  • must have earned a High School Diploma or equivalent to receive Federal aid
  • must be an undergraduate student that has not earned a four-year degree
  • may only receive a Pell grant for the equivalent of six full-time years
  • must be enrolled in at least one class and working toward an eligible certificate or degree at HCC

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • must have earned a High School Diploma or equivalent to receive Federal aid
  • awarded to high need students who are also eligible for a Pell Grant
  • up to $600 per year

The FSEOG grant is awarded to students with the most need (0 efc) in the date order that the FAFSAs are received at the college. Funds are limited so once the full amount of the school’s FSEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more FSEOG awards can be made for that year. Annual amounts per semester may vary each year depending on the allocation received by the Department of Education but historically have been awarded at $300 per full time semester.

Visit Student Aid on the Web from the U.S. Department of Education for more details on Federal Grants.

Available State Grants include:

Minnesota State Grant

  • awarded to eligible Minnesota residents
  • must be an undergraduate student that has not earned a four-year degree
  • awards are made to students enrolled 3 or more credits
  • award amounts vary by credit level
  • can receive grant for a maximum of 8 full-time semesters.

Post-Secondary Child Care Grant

  • awarded to Minnesota residents that have daycare expenses
  • based on income, family size and credit level
  • must be enrolled for 6 or more credits
  • separate application required
  • student may not be receiving MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program) funding

See the MHESO Site for more details.