MnSCU colleges and universities waive application fees to celebrate “College Knowledge Month”

Posted: October 22, 2013

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

All MnSCU colleges/universities offer free application for admission last week of October

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are participating in “College Knowledge Month,” a statewide effort to provide every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to apply to college. In conjunction with this effort, MnSCU colleges and universities will waive application fees for new students for a limited time.

“Our colleges and universities are places of opportunity,” said John O’Brien, vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for MnSCU. “We are committed to making sure that every Minnesotan has access to an extraordinary education, and knowledge of the application process is central to that access. We are pleased to support this important initiative and look forward to engaging many new prospective students through this process.”

In College Knowledge Month, high schools and postsecondary institutions work together to engage, inform and support students as they enter into the college application process.

The culmination of College Knowledge Month is a week in which many colleges and universities across the state waive application fees. This year, all 31 MnSCU colleges and universities will waive application fees during the week of October 25 – 31, 2013:

Alexandria Community and Technical College
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Anoka Technical College
Central Lakes College
Century College
Dakota County Technical College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Hennepin Technical College
Hibbing Community College
Inver Hills Community College**
Itasca Community College**
Lake Superior College
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College**
Minneapolis Community and Technical College*
Minnesota State College- Southeast Technical
Minnesota State Community and Technical College*
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Normandale Community College*
North Hennepin Community College
Northland Community and Technical College
Northwest Technical College
Pine Technical College
Rainy River Community College**
Ridgewater College
Riverland Community College
Rochester Community and Technical College**
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Saint Paul College**
South Central College
Vermilion Community College

Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University**
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Cloud State University***
Winona State University****

* Low income students; contact for more information.
** Does not charge an application fee.
*** Waiving application fee October 1 – 31.
**** Waiving application fee October 28 – November 1.

For more information, contact any of these MnSCU colleges and universities.