Another School Joins the Free Tuition Movement for MN, WI, ND Families


Several colleges and universities are stepping up to make higher education more affordable by offering free tuition to qualifying students from lower-income families.

So far there are 5 schools in surounding Minnesota that offer free touition for lower income families.
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Here are some of the schools providing this incredible opportunity:

Concordia College

Who Qualifies: First-year and transfer students from families making under $90,000 per year who qualify for financial aid through the FAFSA.

Details: Eligible students will automatically be considered for Concordia's Promise free tuition program starting in Fall 2024. This covers full tuition costs.

University of Minnesota

Who Qualifies: In-state first-year students from families making $50,000 or less per year.

Details: Eligible students are automatically considered for the Promise Plus Free Tuition program, which provides funds beyond federal and state grants to cover full tuition costs. Students must submit the FAFSA.

University of Wisconsin System (except UW-Madison)

Who Qualifies: In-state students from families making less than $62,000 per year.

Details: The Wisconsin Tuition Promise covers up to 4 years of tuition and fees for eligible undergrads.


Who Qualifies: In-state first-year and transfer students from families making $65,000 or less per year.

Details: Bucky's Tuition Promise covers full tuition and fees. Students must submit the FAFSA by the Dec. 1 priority deadline.

North Dakota State University - Just Added

Who Qualifies: First and second year ND and MN residents with family incomes of $80,000 or less who qualify for Pell grants.

Details: NDSU's Tuition Award Program will fully cover base tuition and fees starting in 2024-2025. Students must submit the FAFSA and meet other eligibility criteria.

These schools are leading the way in providing greater access to higher education by reducing the financial barriers.

Their free tuition programs enable qualifying lower-income students and families to obtain a college degree without taking on massive student loan debt.

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