BSU, NTC to waive application fees for College Knowledge Month

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will join other Minnesota State colleges and universities in waiving application fees this month.

October is College Knowledge Month, a statewide effort for high school seniors, especially those that are underrepresented, the opportunity to apply to college without a fee.

Bemidji State never charges an application fee, and Northwest Tech is waiving the fee for the entire month of October.

Other Minnesota State schools are waiving their fees Oct. 25-31.

“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 Minnesota State.

“We are very pleased to extend this offer and encourage students to take the next step towards their higher education goals.”

Application fees for qualified low-income students are always waived at all schools in the Minnesota State system.

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.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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