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 without the barrier of an application fee.
“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.”
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 23-27. 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.
Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 375,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.
- Bemidji State University: Office of Admissions; (218) 755-2040, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Northwest Technical College: Office of Admissions; (218) 333-6600, email@example.com