• 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. 


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


    PRIVATE COLLEGES                                                                 MINNESOTA STATE

    Augsburg University                                                                Anoka Technical College

    Bethany Luthern College                                                         Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Bethel University                                                                    Central Lakes College

    Carleton College                                                                     Metropolitan State University

    College of St. Benedict                                                            Northland Community & Technical College

    Concordia College, Moorhead                                                   Pine Technical & Community College

    Concordia College, St. Paul                                                      Riverland Community College

    The College of St. Scholastica                                                  Rochester Community & Technical College

    Gustavus Adolphus College                                                      Saint Paul College

    Hamline University                                                                  South Central College

    Macalester College {*}

    Saint John's University

    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    St. Catherine University

    St. Olaf College

    University of St. Thomas

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



    Some institutions use promo codes, noted by { } below.


    Free for the whole month of OCTOBER:                                          

    PRIVATE COLLEGES                                                                   North Hennepin Community College

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design {MCW2020}                       Northwest Technical College

    MINNESOTA STATE                                                                     Rainy River Community College {CKM2019}

    Alexandria Technical & Community College                                  Ridgewater College

    Bemidji State University                                                              St. Cloud State University

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College {CKM2019}                  St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    Hennepin Technical College                                                          Southwest Minnesota State University

    Hibbing Community College                                                         Vermillion Community College

    Itasca Community College                                                           Winona State University

    Lake Superior College                                                                  Free for the week of OCT. 28-NOV. 1:

    Mesabi Range College                                                                   Century College

    Minnesota State College Southeast                                                Dakota County Technical College

    Minnesota State Community & Technical College {CKM2019}           Inver Hills Community College

    Minnesota State University, Mankato                                              Minneapolis College {CKM2019}

    Minnesota State University, Moorhead                                            Normandale Community College

    Minnesota West Community & Technical College



    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