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Grants and scholarships are both forms of gift aid that you will not need to pay back. Gift aid can come from Hamline, the MN State Government, the Federal Government, or outside sources. Many gift aid programs are available to certain student types, and some require students to maintain certain credit and/or GPA levels, please see the information below for more details about various programs available.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantship positions are available in some graduate programs. Please contact your Admission Office for more information specific to your program.
Hamline University School of Law has a limited number of merit-based scholarships for law students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of criteria submitted to the Admissions Office at the time of admission. Students receiving these scholarships will be notified by the Admissions Office. Other scholarships are selected by a committee from essays submitted by the student. Information on those scholarships can be found in the Assistant Dean’s Office.
Failing to have your application received by the required deadline will result in a loss of funds for the term(s) in question. The deadlines for Hamline students are as follows:
Minnesota State Grant Program Deadlines for the 2014-2015 academic year:
Minnesota State Grant Program Deadlines for the 2013-2014 academic year:
Your eligibility to participate in the Minnesota State Grant Program is dependent on timely submission of your FAFSA. You can learn more about how to complete the FAFSA by viewing our How to Apply for Financial Aid page.
The Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant program offers small grants to eligible low-income students with young children to help pay for child care while the student attends classes. To be eligible, students must be Minnesota residents, be enrolled for at least six credits per term, not have completed four years of postsecondary education, not have defaulted on a student loan, and the student must not be receiving assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). The maximum available to a full-time student is $2,800 for each eligible child per academic year. The amount of child care assistance depends on: the number of people in the student's household, the number of day care hours necessary to cover education and work obligations, income of the applicant and spouse, the availability of funding, and the student's enrollment status. To start your application, go to www.hamline.edu/faforms and print the Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application.
Beginning in Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant eligibility. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Students that have received the Pell Grant in the academic year 2011-2012 and have already used 600% of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant starting Fall 2012.
If you have attended college for 4 years or longer, receiving the Pell Grant each year, you are likely to exhaust or have already exhausted your lifetime limit of 12 semesters of Pell Grant eligibility during the upcoming school year. If you have attended college and received the Pell Grant for 3 years or less you will likely not surpass the lifetime limit during the upcoming school year. Whether you have used all of your Pell Grant eligibility or only half, please be conscious about the lifetime limit of the Pell Grant when changing majors and/or scheduling classes.
You may view your percentage of Pell Grant used by logging into www.nslds.ed.gov. Your ‘Lifetime Eligibility Used’ percentage will be displayed in the ‘Grants’ section. You can also visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.
In the event that we receive new or additional information including, but not limited to housing, outside funding or enrollment, your financial aid is subject to change. Please be aware that all financial aid award letter changes/revisions will be sent to you electronically. An e-mail will be sent to your Hamline email account that will instruct you to log into Piperline to review your revised award. If at any time you would like a paper copy of your financial aid award, you may request one at Student Administrative Services.
Half-time*: At least 6 credits per semester.
Full-time: At least 12 credits per semester.
State Grant: At least 15 credits per semester for full award.
Half-time*: At least 4 credits per semester.
Full-time: At least 8 credits per semester.
Summer half-time*: At least 3 credits.
Summer full-time: At least 6 credits.
The Hamline School of Law requires an "Underload Status Request" for all students taking less than 8 credits per semester during the fall and spring.
*Half-time status is a requirement for all federal and some alternative student loans.
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