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Filing the FAFSA: Top 5 FAQS
Wednesday, September 28
12:00pm CT (1:00pm ET) or
5:00pm CT (6:00pm ET)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is opening on October 1. FAFSA is a gateway to FREE money for college, but many families put off filing because they find it intimidating or confusing. Don't worry- it isn't that scary, and we can help you get started! We will discuss the 8 steps of completing the FAFSA and important deadlines you will need to know. This free webinar is provided by a College Counselor from Student Choice, a partner of Mid Minnesota's in providing affordable student loan solutions. There is no cost to join the webinar, but pre-registration is required. 


Student Choice Private Lending Solution

Looking for a better way to pay for college? Mid Minnesota has an alternative student loan program that helps students fill the funding gaps that federal aid can leave behind. Unlike other alternative loan products, Mid Minnesota’s Student Choice private lending solution offers zero origination fees, lower interest rates and flexible repayment options. 

Fixed & Variable Rate Student Loans

We offer variable rate and fixed rate loan options. So you can lock in rates before they rise with a fixed options or obtain a longer repayment term with a variable rate loan.

Learn More & Apply Online 

Refinance Existing Student Loans

Refinance and consolidate your private and federal student loans (including PLUS loans) into one manageable loan, setting up one convenient payment and potentially lowering your rate. With rates at historic lows, refinancing your student loans could help you pay your loans off sooner or save on your monthly payment. But we know that everyone’s student loan situation is unique, so we invite you to learn more.

Learn More and & Apply Online

College Counselor Available

Need help completing your FAFSA, interpreting your award letter, or deciphering financial aid lingo? How about finding the right repayment strategy or refinancing your student loans? A Student Choice College Counselor can provide personal, one-on-one consultation for all of your financial aid, repayment, and refinancing questions. Whether you’re a parent, high school student, or college graduate entering loan repayment, our counselor can walk you through the necessary steps to make smart financial decisions.

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Approved Schools

Click for "approved schools"  through out the United States and see the below list of approved schools in Minnesota.

  • Adler Graduate
  • Augsburg College 
  • Bemidji State 
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University
  • Carleton College
  • College of Saint Scholastica
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Concordia College - Moorhead
  • Concordia University - Saint Paul
  • Crown College
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design 
  • Minnesota State University- Mankato 
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • North Central University
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Oak Hills Christian College
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St Catherine University
  • St Cloud State University
  • St Johns University - MN
  • St Mary's University of Minnesota
  • St Olaf College
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota- Crookston
  • University of Minnesota- Duluth
  • University of Minnesota - Morris
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities/Rochester
  • University of Northwestern – St. Paul
  • University of St Thomas
  • Winona State University
Anytime Access
University Accounting Service (UAS) is the loan servicer for your account and provides 24/7 access to view your student loan information and make payments at UAS Connect. (Payments by mail should be sent to University Accounting Service, PO Box 5879, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5879.)

Personalized Support
If you have additional questions regarding your student loan account, or are experiencing difficulties at this time and need to discuss repayment options to keep your account in good standing, please call 877-530-9782 to speak with a servicing agent.