Students find themselves living on less income than ever before, along with increased expenses related to their education. Though financial choices are made everyday, many are not aware of what differences choices mean or that other options exist.

Please note that the following resources are not sponsored by the University and are compiled here to offer useful knowledge to students.

Basic needs

College students often find themselves on a limited budget. Whether financial stress is due to a one-time event or an ongoing need, students may be able to receive help from some of the resources available in the Twin Cities.

  • Child Care »
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  • Medical »
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  • Minnesota Help »
    Resources for immediate help, healthcare, disability, youth, adults, families, and children and many other resources.
  • United Way »
    The Twin Cities United Way operates an extensive referral service on resources for individuals and families. All calls are free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651.291.0211. Call toll free at 1.800.543.7709. Trained information specialists and volunteers can connect you to over 40,000 community resources including:
    • Childcare
    • Counseling
    • Crisis Response/ Volunteering
    • Food
    • Healthcare
    • Housing
    • Legal Help
    • Mental Health
    • Transportation
    • Youth Services
    • Senior Services
  • The Beehive: Twin Cities »
    A website that lists local and national resources about jobs, school, housing, money, and health. It also has great tools that can help build your budget, write your resume, and more.

Loans and scholarships

Loan Resources

  • St. Kate's financial aid office
    Provides appropriate financial resources for students to help them achieve their educational potential.
  • EdFund
    Tools to work through college payment options, including information about applying/qualifying for financial aid and what that process looks like. There is also extensive information about your rights and responsibilities as a loan borrower.
    Comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools on or off the web. it is free, and includes loan repayment calculators that tell you what your monthly loan payment will be.
  • Project for Student Debt
    A non-profit organization that is committed to accessible and affordable education. The site includes a glossary, research, advice, and data for borrowers.

Scholarship Resources

Learn more about searching and applying for scholarships »

Other helpful resources and websites