A grant is a type of financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid and is awarded based upon need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. To determine grant eligibility, please complete the FAFSA at

Federal Grants

  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The State of MN provides several programs to help MN residents pay for college and education related expenses.   MN State Grants help students from low and moderate-income families pay for educational expenses at eligible MN colleges and universities. 

  1. MN State Grant
  2. MN Childcare Grant
  3. MN Dream Act
  4. MN GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Minnesota Future Together Grant

The Minnesota Future Together grant program will provide eligible PTCC students with a tuition-free pathway for earning a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree in a designated high-need career field. The grants are available through 2024 OR until all funds are dispersed, whichever comes first. 

The grants, made possible through an investment from Governor Tim Walz with federal American Recovery Plan funds, aim to educate the future workforce in the following career fields: 

High-need programs include emergency medical services professional certificate, nursing, practical nursing, and nursing assistant.

High-need programs include cyber security, and network administration.

High-need programs include business transfer pathway, and management information systems.

High-need programs include applied engineering, automated systems, automotive, construction, gunsmithing and firearms technology, precision machining, and welding. 

High-need programs on your campus may include American Sign Language, and early childhood.

High-need programs include human services eligibility worker.

If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for a Minnesota Future Together Grant: 

  • You are a Minnesota resident  
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)MN Dream Act Application 
  • First enrolled fall 2021 or later OR you are returning to college and have not been enrolled at any college in the last three semesters 
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (not suspended from financial aid due to GPA), completion rate or Maximum Timeframe 
  • Enrolled in an eligible high-need career field 

If you answered yes to all of the criteria above, you may be eligible for a Minnesota Future Together Grant. Here are a few easy steps to ensure you do not miss out on this exciting, tuition-free opportunity: 

  1. Complete the online application for admission to Pine Technical and Community College
  2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  3. Use the button below to fill out the Eligibility Questionnaire 

For more information: 

Contact Farfum Ladroma, Director of Student Success, at farfum.ladroma*AT* or 320-629-5161. 

Additional information is also available from the Minnesota State Office of Higher Education’s Future Together Grant website. 

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