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SELF Loan requirements

What Is a SELF Loan?

The Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF) Program is a long-term, low-interest educational loan provided by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Minnesota residents attending eligible post-secondary institutions in-state or out-of-state, and nonresidents attending eligible post-secondary institutions within Minnesota are eligible to apply.

SELF Loan requirements:

  • Can only be used for educational purposes.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program.
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school.
  • Must not be in default on any student educational loan.
  • Must not be currently delinquent in payment of interest or principal on an outstanding SELF or any other student loan program.
  • Must have applied for and exhausted all eligibility for other financial aid except Direct Loans and federal work study.
  • Must have a credit-worthy co-signer.


To continue with your Self Loan Counseling, answer the following question correctly.

Which is not a requirement of the SELF Program?



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