Applicants attending an educational institution other than high school may receive unemployment benefits while attending school if they are:
Available for employment for the hours and days normal for their occupation
Actively seeking suitable employment each week
Willing to rearrange or drop classes if their class schedule conflicts with the hours of an offer of suitable employment
Note: These requirements do not apply to a dislocated worker participating in a full-time training program (Reemployment Assistance) that will help them re-enter the job market.
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law holds high school students ineligible to receive benefits until graduation. This ineligibility includes summer breaks. Students working towards a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are not considered high school students.