Minnesota State Mankato to Waive New Undergraduate Student Application Fees in October

September 24, 2020 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato is participating in “Minnesota State Week” and “College Knowledge Month” during October as part of a statewide effort to provide new undergraduate students opportunities to apply for admission for free during the month while also hosting college visits during the month.

Minnesota State Mankato is waiving its $20 application fee for new undergraduate students who apply for admission any time during the month of October.

Information on admission to Minnesota State Mankato is available here. Prospective students with questions may contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 507-389-1822 or by email at admissions@mnsu.edu.

Media with questions about Minnesota State Mankato admissions may contact Brian Jones, director of admissions, by email at brian.jones@mnsu.edu at 507-389-2422.

Minnesota State Mankato is joining colleges and universities throughout the Minnesota State system that are participating in the October promotions.

“During these challenging times, it is more important than ever for students to stay on track for their educational goals,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of the Minnesota State system. “Through Minnesota State Week, we are encouraging every prospective student to learn more about the many educational options available to them, and in particular, the extraordinary value offered by the colleges and universities of Minnesota State.”

“Minnesota State Week” is a promotion that has been held in June for the past two years, but is for the first time being added to the lineup for October to drive student awareness and virtual and in-person campus visits, as appropriate. Fall Minnesota State Week will be held Oct. 12-16 to coincide with MEA week and the many admissions events happening at the colleges and universities in mid-October. The week will feature special statewide promotional programs and a social media campaign.

“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.

For more information, contact any of the Minnesota State colleges or universities, or visit www.minnstate.edu/collegeknowledge.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are aggressively implementing multiple strategies to mitigate the risk of transmission and protect health and safety. Additional information is available from the COVID page of the Minnesota State website or the website of each of the Minnesota State colleges and universities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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