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Colleges and universities in MN waive application fees during College Knowledge Month

In support of a statewide initiative to encourage students to explore their higher-education options, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are supporting College Knowledge Month by waiving application fees for all or part of October.

"Minnesota's state colleges and universities are the most affordable and accessible higher education option in the state," said Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra. "There has never been a better time for students to explore the many school and program choices offered by Minnesota State campuses. I encourage all high school seniors, and anyone else considering how education can shape their future, to contact our colleges and universities to learn more about preparing for and embarking on their transformational path."

All Minnesota state colleges and universities are waiving application fees from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27. Some—denoted in the list below with an asterisk—have chosen to waive fees for the entire month. In addition, there are colleges and universities that never charge a fee (denoted in the list below with two asterisks).

(Application fees for qualified low-income students and active duty military service members deployed overseas are always waived at all Minnesota State colleges and universities).

If prompted for a promo code, applicants should use "CKM2017."

For more information, contact any of the Minnesota State colleges or universities, or visit

30 State Colleges:

Alexandria Technical and Community College*

Anoka Technical College**

Anoka-Ramsey Community 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 College

Minneapolis Community and Technical College*

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Northland Community and Technical College

Northwest Technical College*

Pine Technical and Community 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

Seven state universities:

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

* Colleges and universities waiving fees for all of October

** Colleges and universities that never charge an application fee