School Finance

The School Finance Division is responsible for administering the state’s pre-K through 12th grade school finance system, including collecting student and financial data from local education agencies, calculating school aid entitlements/payments and property tax levy limitations, conducting fiscal analysis and budget forecasts to support policy makers, providing financial management assistance to local education agencies, and auditing data driving school aids and levies. Division staff work closely with school district and charter school superintendents/directors, business managers, special education directors and student accounting coordinators on school finance and student accounting issues. The division also works closely with legislative staff, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), the Department of Revenue, and county auditors.

Select a page title to find more information on that topic, as well as links to data submission sites and other related resources.

School Finance spreadsheets and reports that are run on an annual or ongoing basis have been moved to the Data Center. 

Visit the Data Center: School Finance Reports for a list of available reports and spreadsheets.