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    Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities (2019-2020)

    As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to Minnesota institutions for free.

    FREE APPLICATIONS DURING COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE MONTH

    Some institutions use promo codes, noted by [ ] below.

    Free for the whole month of OCTOBER:

    PRIVATE COLLEGES

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design [MCW2020]

    MINNESOTA STATE

    Alexandria Technical & Community College

    Bemidji State University

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College [CKM2019]

    Hennepin Technical College

    Hibbing Community College

    Itasca Community College

    Lake Superior College

    Mesabi Range College

    Minnesota State College Southeast Minnesota State Community & Technical College [CKM2019]

    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Minnesota State University Moorhead

    Minnesota West Community & Technical College

    North Hennepin Community College Northwest Technical College

    Rainy River Community College [CKM2019]

    Ridgewater College

    St. Cloud State University

    St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    Southwest Minnesota State University

    Vermilion Community College

    Winona State University

    Free for the week of OCT 28 to NOV 1:

    MINNESOTA STATE

    Century College

    Dakota County Technical College

    Inver Hills Community College

    Minneapolis College [CKM2019]

    Normandale Community College

    FREE APPLICATIONS FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS

    Application fees will be waived throughout the year for low-income students at any institutions or campuses that are part of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State or the Minnesota Private College Council. This applies to all the institutions listed above, with the addition of the University of Minnesota campuses in the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

    High school counselors and college admission staff can help a student make these arrangements. Eligibility information and the fee waiver form are available at http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/feewaiver

    FREE APPLICATIONS

    Institutions below do not charge application fees throughout the year, unless specified.

    PRIVATE COLLEGES

    Augsburg University

    Bethany Lutheran College

    Bethel University

    Carleton College

    College of Saint Benedict

    Concordia College, Moorhead

    Concordia University, St. Paul

    The College of St. Scholastica

    Gustavus Adolphus College

    Hamline University

    Macalester College [*]

    Saint John’s University

    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

    St. Catherine University

    St. Olaf College

    University of St. Thomas MINNESOTA STATE

    Anoka Technical College

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Central Lakes College

    Metropolitan State University

    Northland Community & Technical College

    Pine Technical & Community College

    Riverland Community College

    Rochester Community & Technical College

    Saint Paul College

    South Central College

    * Macalester College: Online applications only. Fee waiver is granted when either Macalester’s Part 1 or the Common Application is submitted prior to November 15.