How to obtain publications, brochures and handouts for educators working with students to help them prepare for their postsecondary education
One of the main duties of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is to provide information to students and their families to help them prepare, pay for, and select their postsecondary education options. Besides providing information on our web pages, the Office has prepared a variety of publications that can be obtained free from the Publications page.
Bulk Ordering Publications
Minnesota schools and organizations can bulk order the following publications at no cost. Some restrictions may apply and items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have problems logging in, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: We are unable to provide bulk orders outside of Minnesota, but materials can be downloaded from the Publications page.
- Choosing a College: Minnesota College Guide
Profiles more than 75 two- and four-year degree-granting Minnesota colleges and universities and features a program grid to help students identify programs that interest them.
- Financial Aid Basics
Condensed version of "Paying for College" and an excellent introduction to financial aid.
- Minnesota College Savings Plan
Brochure explains Minnesota's own state-sponsored 529 college savings plan.
- SELF Loan: A Minnesota Student Loan Program
Brochure describes the SELF Loan program, a non-need-based Minnesota loan program that helps students and parents who need assistance in paying for education beyond high school.
Additional Student & Parent Materials
See the Publications page for additional materials prepared by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education you can download.
Also, the U.S. Department of Education provides a wide range of publications and resources for you or the students you serve.
Online Financial Aid Resources
The following Office of Higher Education pages may help you answer student financial aid questions and understand the financial aid process.
- Changes That Affect Eligibility
- Financial Aid Estimator
- Free Scholarship Searches
- How Financial Need Is Determined
- Minnesota Financial Aid Contacts
- Minnesota Tuition and Fees
- School-Specific Financial Aid