Grant Aid

Student Support Services (SSS) Grant Aid is a financial award available to eligible program participants. We have a special Grant Aid opportunity for the Spring 2023 Semester. We are giving out $15,000 to active participants based on the criteria below. The application deadline is at 5pm on January 27th, 2023. Apply by filling out the application available here, or stop by Cowan Hall 211 to ask our staff about applying in person. Please contact us with any questions.


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  • Improve SSS participants’ retention by supplementing financial assistance.
  • Improve academic success by reducing the number of hours SSS participants need to work.
  • Provide incentives for SSS participants to make timely progress in their degree program and to successfully complete their developmental coursework.
  • Demonstrate support for SSS participants who are actively using SSS resources to facilitate their academic success.


  • Must be actively using services (example: meeting with your TRIO Advisor, attending workshops, receiving tutoring, etc.)
  • Must be Pell Eligible and have unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
  • Award amount may not exceed the maximum Pell award for the current academic year
  • Award amount may not be less than the minimum Pell award for the current academic year
  • Must be enrolled at MSU-Northern.
  • Must be in good academic standing and not on Financial Aid suspension with MSUN.