Apply for Free: No Application Fees at Bemidji State Between Oct. 1-31


As part of Minnesota’s celebration of College Knowledge Month, Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will join other Minnesota State colleges and universities and waive their application fees during the month of October.

College Knowledge Month is a statewide effort to provide every graduating high school senior, especially underrepresented students, with the opportunity to apply to college.

“Minnesota State is proud of our commitment to offer all Minnesotans an extraordinary education that is an exceptional value,” said Steven Rosenstone, Minnesota State chancellor. “An important way we keep that commitment is by making it easy high school students to take the first step on their higher education journey. That’s why we are waiving our application fees as part of College Knowledge Month.”

During College Knowledge Month, high schools and postsecondary institutions work together to engage, inform and support students as they enter into the college application process. For example, staff from Minnesota State’s colleges and universities attend events at high schools, assist students with completing applications and share information about the college experience.

The culmination of College Knowledge Month is a period in which colleges and universities across the state waive application fees. This year, many Minnesota State colleges and universities are waiving their application fees for the week of October 24-31. In addition, some colleges and universities are waiving their application fees for the entire month of October, while others never charge an application fee. Application fees for qualified low-income students are always waived at all Minnesota State colleges and universities.


  • Bemidji State University: Office of Admissions; (218) 755-2040,
  • Northwest Technical College: Office of Admissions; (218) 333-6600,


MN State logo 100x175Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. A member of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. Bemidji State has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students and a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.