financial aid

Financial Aid

Various federal and state financial aid programs are available for those who qualify. IPR’s financial aid department is here to help you determine if you are eligible for any of these programs.

As part of the admissions process, you will meet with one of our financial aid coordinators. The first step in this process is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be completed online at—our federal school code is 041302. The results of the FAFSA will help us assess your eligibility for the different grant and loan programs available.

Federal and state loans and grants

Grants do not have to be repaid. Loans must be paid back over time. The following loan and grant opportunities are available to IPR students who qualify:

  • Federal PELL Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal William D. Ford Stafford loans (subsidized or unsubsidized)
  • Minnesota State Grant (MSG)
  • Minnesota SELF Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS
  • Sallie Mae SMART OPTION Loan
  • New Jersey CLASS Loan

Some students may qualify for other financial aid opportunities such as the American Indian College Fund or GI Bill benefits. Our financial aid department can provide more information about these opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities

IPR is proud to offer the following scholarship opportunities to those who qualify:

  • The Rhymesayers Entertainment Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity available to IPR students. This prestigious award is granted to the applicant who best demonstrates creative aptitude, community involvement and an awareness and support of the mission of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. Contact admissions for more information on this opportunity.
  • The Matching Scholarship doubles the value of certain scholarships awarded by businesses, civic institutions and other organizations, up to $1,000 per year.
  • The Community Service Scholarship rewards students for community service and continued enrollment. The scholarship, worth $2,000 annually, is awarded to one student per quarter.
  • The Director's Academic Scholarship awards high school seniors up to $5,000 toward tuition, depending on their scores on the Career Profile Assessment Test (CPAt).
  • The Academic Merit Scholarship provides up to $3,000 in merit awards, depending on students high school CGPA, ACT or SAT scores.
  • The High School Advantage Scholarship: Seniors gives high school seniors an opportunity to get a head start on college coursework. Those who receive the scholarship can take up to 4 courses (1 per quarter) free of tuition during their senior year of high school.
  • The High School Advantage Scholarship: Juniors gives high school juniors the chance to take college classes too—up to 3 tuition-free during a student's junior year of high school.
  • The Forward Scholarship awards dual credit/reduced per credit rate ($299) to high school juniors and seniors enrolled in an IPR degree program
  • The IPR Graduate Scholarship is intended for those who have already graduated from IPR but wish to return to complete another degree. The baseline award amount is $2,000, but graduates with a 3.5 or better CGPA may qualify for $3,000 toward their second degree.
  • The Mary Ann O'Doughtery World Music Scholarship is awarded to one student per quarter chosen randomly from registrants of the World Music course. The recipient will receive class books at no charge.
  • The Military Scholarship offers 10% off quarterly tuition and books for qualified military personnel (cannot be used in conjunction with other awards). This is intended to supplement military education benefits as well as other grant and loan programs. Application for Military Scholarship.
  • The President's Scholarship offers awards up to $5,000 depending on a prospective student's application date and high school GPA.

Currently working? Check with your employer

Some companies and organizations encourage employees to continue their education by paying part or all of their tuition and fees. If you are employed, check to see if your organization offers educational incentives or tuition assistance.

Calculate the cost of college

The cost of tuition, books, fees and living expenses may seem overwhelming, and should be considered in light of financial aid and increased satisfaction and earning power. An admissions representative will be happy to provide the information you need to make a good decision, including statistics on our graduates. You may also use our net price calculator to see a rough estimate of annual expenses.  

Contact us today

For more information, call 1-866-477-4840 and ask for the financial aid office. You will find friendly, helpful people and additional resources about loans, grants and scholarships.

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