All students applying to the ETV program must be accepted into an accredited, Federal Pell Grant-eligible institution of higher education, graduated from high school or received a GED, and must be eligible to receive financial aid.
Additional eligibility criteria are different for first-time applicants and renewal applicants.
You may qualify if you are under age 26 and at least one of the following describes your situation:
You were in foster care for 30 consecutive days between your 17th and 18th birthdays.
You were adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday
You were in foster care on or after your 16th birthday when the juvenile court ordered a transfer of custody to a relative
You were under state or tribal guardianship on your 18th birthday.
You may reapply up to 5 years if you have not reached your 26th birthday and are making progress in completing your education.
You must attend an orientation before you can use your ETV money. Details about orientation will be in your ETV award letter.
Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019-2020 school year.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are accepted starting on July 1, 2020. Students attending post-secondary education between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, submit an application on the dues dates of July 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021. If you have questions contact the Minnesota Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program coordinator at 651-431-4663 or email the Minnesota ETV coordinator.