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Are you or your child a senior this year and planning on attending a 2 year college for a technical degree next year? Do you dream of working in manufacturing or healthcare in a skilled occupation? Well, you are in luck! For those going into a qualifying 2 year technical program next year there is a pilot program that may pay for ALL of your tuition costs! Check this link for qualifications and if you have questions please contact Jonathan Weaver in the guidance office. 320-239-1319.
Postsecondary Institutions Application Fee Information
As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. 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 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: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/pdf/CKM_PostsecondaryInstitutions.pdf for more information on application fee waivers.
Follow the above link for a wealth of information on college resources, scholarships, financial aid tips, and internship opportunities. Students and parents are encouraged to visit this website. There are many tools to help students select and apply to colleges, explore majors, apply for scholarships, learn about the financial aid process and FAFSA, and monthly articles to help you prepare for the post-secondary educational process.