CFANS Passport Program

Who is eligible?

Eligibility requirements for the CFANS Passport Program are as follows:

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities student
  • Full-time degree-seeking student in CFANS
  • U.S. citizen
  • Age 18 or older
  • Applying for your first passport (passport renewals are ineligible)

Preference is given to students who:

  • Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less for the previous or current academic year on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To determine your EFC you will need to access your Financial Aid Summary on MyU (see instructions on how to do so here, and then click "Financial Aid Summary" to view your EFC). If selected for an award, documentation of your financial aid eligibility will be requested.
  • Plan to participate on a learning abroad program during their undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Have Freshman or Sophomore class standing
  • Have transferred into CFANS from outside of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Are Land Grant Legacy Scholarship recipients
  • Are President’s Emerging Scholars participants
  • Are Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship recipients


CFANS Passport Program Timeline

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CFANS Passport Program Timeline

September 27

Application deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

September 30

Students will be notified of their acceptance status by this date.

Accepted students will be sent detailed instructions outlining the process. Students are then responsible for gathering the required passport application materials.

September 30 - October 16

Students must complete the following:

  • an online or in-person First Step Session through the Learning Abroad Center
  • obtain all required passport application materials including passport photos. CFANS Passport Program participants will be able to purchase their own passport photos or visit the UMN Passport Office to have one taken for free during an allotted time period.

Upon completion of the tasks above, students will schedule a document verification meeting with a member of the CFANS Office of International Programs. Students should bring all of their application materials to this meeting, including photos. Students have until Friday, October 16, 2020 to complete these tasks, including their document verification meeting.

November 4

Students will come in during their 15-minute scheduled appointment time for passport application processing. Students will receive their passports 4-8 weeks after the passport application is submitted.

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