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Minnesota State Week, College Knowledge Month offers opportunity to apply for free

Students considering their higher education options can apply for admission to St. Cloud State University without paying an undergraduate application fee for all of October as part of Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month promotions.  

Minnesota State Week is a promotion intended to drive student awareness and virtual and in-person campus visits, as appropriate. This year, Minnesota State Week is Oct. 25-31. This timing immediately follows the K-12 MEA break – this is an outstanding time to take advantage of the many admissions events happening at the colleges and universities in mid-October and learn about available grants and scholarships, including Workforce Development Scholarships for students entering any of several high-demand careers.

College Knowledge Month is a statewide college application initiative that occurs annually during the month of October. The goal is to provide graduating high school seniors, especially underrepresented students, with the support needed to apply for college.

St. Cloud State will celebrate these initiatives by waiving the undergraduate application fee students often pay when they apply for admission for all of October. Applications may be completed online or by emailing or by calling 320-308-2244.

St. Cloud State never charges an undergraduate application fee, and application fees for qualified low-income students and active duty military service members deployed overseas can always be waived at St. Cloud State. 

For more information, visit or contact St. Cloud State’s Admissions Office.