Undergraduate costs, aid and scholarships

If you’re a future freshman or transfer student, visit the Office of Admissions for links to cost of attendance, residency and reciprocity guidelines, scholarships, and more.

One Stop Student Services has an estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students.

Financial aid

Financial aid encompasses:

  • Gift Aid - grants, waivers and scholarships that go directly toward your bill, and which you do not have to repay
  • Work Study - you seek out an on-campus job and once hired are paid directly an hourly wage
  • Loans - low-interest borrowing of funds that are applied toward your bill. These must be repaid after you have left the university, typically with an interest-free grace period before you begin repayment.

All students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for any of these types of aid, regardless of your or your family’s level of income.


The College of Education and Human Development awards more than $250,000 in scholarships and grants each year to undergraduates. Additionally, academic departments within the college also award scholarships. These include scholarships given at the time of admission, some for supplementing unpaid internships or field experiences, and scholarships to make studying abroad more affordable. Each spring semester CEHD awards scholarships through a competitive application process, matching awards based on need, merit and expressed match to donors intentions.

Incoming freshmen

University-wide scholarships and CEHD-specific scholarships are given to incoming first year students without a separate application. Once enrolled in CEHD in the fall you will be eligible to apply for other scholarships for continuing CEHD students.

Current CEHD students

Scholarships for current CEHD students, including

Scholarship award process and instructions for recipients

Read more about how scholarship decisions are made and how to accept scholarships.

Contact us

If you have questions about CEHD scholarships, contact ehdschol@umn.edu.

Samara Eltahir photo
The Youth Studies program, through the School of Social Work, has greatly challenged, evolved, and shaped my perceptions of young people and how I as a youth worker can best impact their lives.

Samara Eltahir '20
Youth Studies
minors in Interdisciplinary Design and Spanish
Carl F. and Ruth Carter Warmington Scholarship in Social Work recipient

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