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Students considering their higher education options can apply for admission to any of Minnesota’s 30 state colleges and seven universities without paying an undergraduate application fee for all or part of October under the Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month promotions.

“With more than 3,800 extraordinary academic programs delivered in-person, online or in hybrid mode, our colleges and universities offer the most affordable and accessible higher education options in the state,” said Devinder Malhotra, Chancellor of the State of Minnesota. “We are very excited to extend this offer and encourage students to take the next step towards their higher education goals.”

Minnesota State Week is a promotion to raise student awareness and make virtual and in-person tours on campus when appropriate. This year, Minnesota State Week runs from October 25-31. This time immediately follows the MEA K-12 break – it’s an exceptional time to take advantage of the many admissions events happening at colleges and universities in mid-October and learn more about available grants and scholarships, including understood Workforce Development Scholarships for students entering one of the many high-demand careers.

College Knowledge Month is a statewide college enrollment initiative that takes place each year during the month of October. The goal is to provide high school seniors, especially underrepresented students, with the support they need to apply for college.

Minnesota State’s colleges and universities will celebrate the moves by waiving the undergraduate application fee that students often pay when applying for admission for all or part of October, according to the school. Applications can be completed online or by contacting the relevant college or university. With Minnesota State’s online application, students can apply to one or more colleges or universities in the state of Minnesota by completing the form once.

Most Minnesota State colleges and universities are waiving undergraduate application fees for the entire month of October, including Winona State University and Minnesota State College Southeast. Some waive fees October 25-31 only. Application fees for qualified low-income students and active-duty military service members deployed overseas can still be waived at all colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota.

If prompted for a promotional code, applicants should use “CKM2021”.

For more information, contact one of Minnesota’s state colleges or universities, or visit