Student aid is available to communicant members of Minnesota South District congregations. Applicants shall be enrolled as a professional church worker student or be on the roster of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (graduate students). Undergraduate course work must be taken at a college or seminary operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Seminary students who are enrolled in residential or general SMP programs are eligible for the financial aid program administered under this policy; EIIT students and SMP Church Planters qualify for financial assistance under the Mission policies of the District. 

Graduate students may be enrolled in a program outside of a college or seminary operated by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Programs must benefit the ministry of the LCMS and be approved by an MNS district staff member designated by the District President. The amount of student aid to be provided will be determined on the basis of District policy and funds available.