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 for the 2021-2022 school year are accepted on July 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022. Student must be in school on April 1, 2022 to submit a complete application for ETV awards for this school year.
If you have questions contact the Minnesota Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program coordinator at 651-431-4663 or email the Minnesota ETV coordinator.
Orientation sessions: After awarded ETV funds, all first time ETV students must attend an orientation session to meet ETV staff and find out how to use their funds. There are no orientation sessions currently scheduled. Students will be provided orientation information in their ETV award email.
You should wait to apply until you have all the supporting documents and have determined your budget.
You must have these in electronic form so they can be attached to your online application.
Post-secondary school acceptance letter
Financial aid award letter
Post-secondary school acceptance letter, if you changed schools since your last application
Transcript showing courses taken and grades for your most recent school year