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University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship

Our Promise

At the University of Minnesota, we are committed to making our world-class education a great value for Minnesota families. Under the University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship (U Promise), eligible new Minnesota resident undergraduates with a family income of up to $120,000, who enroll at any of the University's five campuses, will be guaranteed a U Promise Scholarship.

Eligible new freshman and transfer students enrolling for the first time in the fall of 2013 and beyond will receive a guaranteed, multi-year, U Promise Scholarship. Students eligible for the Minnesota Dream Act are also eligible to receive a U of M Promise Scholarship.

For the 2019-2020 academic year

For more details and eligibility requirements, please see U Promise Scholarship FAQ.

Please note: This website is updated annually. The current information reflects University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship program details for the 2019-2020 academic year only, and the program is subject to change for future years. Please note that students cannot receive a University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship in excess of the cost of attendance.

If you are a Minnesota resident, you are automatically considered for U Promise when you take two steps:

  1. Apply for admission to any of the U of M campuses
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)