College application fees should not be a barrier!
Application Fee Information:
Some Minnesota colleges do not charge application fees or they don't charge fees at a certain time. And for students from lower-income families, all colleges offer a fee waiver. For application fee information (including a list of schools that are accepting the NACAC Fee Waiver to qualified students ALL YEAR), click on this link: Application Fee Information
For students from low-income families:
Every day of the year, students from families with modest incomes can apply at no charge using a NACAC fee waiver at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the nonprofit colleges that are members of the Minnesota Private College Council. High school counselors and college admission staff can help a student make these arrangements. Eligibility information and the fee waiver form is available at: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/feewaiver.
For all students:
There are many opportunities for students to apply at no charge at some institutions.
Some colleges never require an application fee; sometimes this offer is limited to applications submitted online.
Some colleges waive the application fee for the month of October.
Some colleges waive the application fee for one week in late October.
Refer to the link below for the ways students can apply without a fee at Minnesota’s post-secondary institutions: