North Star Promise Scholarship Program

Covers full cost of college for eligible Minnesotans

The following article was originally published in the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Monthly News Update for June 2023. For additional information about the North Star Promise (NSP) Scholarship program, please follow the link provided.

North Star Promise (NSP) Scholarship Program

Beginning in fall 2024, the North Star Promise (NSP) Scholarship program will create a tuition and fee-free pathway to higher education for eligible Minnesota residents at eligible institutions as a “last-dollar” program by covering the balance of tuition and fees remaining after other scholarships, grants, stipends and tuition waivers have been applied.

By making college accessible and affordable, NSP is intended to have a positive impact on multiple fronts:

  • Help stabilize enrollment at Minnesota public institutions of higher education;
  • Serve as an economic driver for Minnesota by educating qualified workers who are much needed to fill vacancies in the state’s labor force;
  • Create a viable higher education path for Minnesota residents who may have previously thought education was not a possibility for them.

We estimate this program will impact 15,000-20,000 students. We continue to plan for this exciting new state financial aid program and will update this website as more information becomes available.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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