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Apply for the Power of YOU

The Power of YOU is a program that makes college available tuition-free. Power of You funding covers the cost of tuition and fees after your state and federal grants are applied for two years or up to 72 credits at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and Saint Paul College. POY funds do not pay for books and transportation costs. The Power of YOU supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program.

If you begin the Power of YOU at MCTC or Saint Paul College, you may be eligible for merit-based scholarships to continue on to earn a baccalaureate (four-year) degree at Augsburg College.

All steps below must be completed and submitted by May 2, 2016 for you to be considered for the Power of YOU program beginning in the fall semester of 2016.

Application steps

  1. If you have or are currently taking college classes through PSEO at MCTC, complete the application for readmission form and submit it the Admissions office. 
  2. If you are new to Minneapolis Community and Technical College, apply online.
  3. Apply to the Power of YOU program. Please print, complete and sign the application. Mail to: Power of YOU, MCTC, 1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55403
  4. Complete college placement tests. The MCTC endorsed placement tests is the Accuplacer. Placement tests determine the level of college coursework you can begin with. Make sure you prepare before taking a test. If you took the ACT you may be exempt.
  5. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) online. The 2016-17 application will be available online beginning January 2016.
    FAFSA School Code MCTC: 002362 
    Note: This process can take several weeks so start early!
  6. Verify your 2016-2017 FAFSA. Please respond to all communications from the MCTC Financial Aid Office. This verification paperwork is required before you can be accepted into the Power of YOU and be invited to a Power of YOU 2016 orientation.

Power of YOU Advisors are available to assist with your application and the financial aid process, feel free to contact us if you need help.

Acceptance letters

You may receive an acceptance letter to Minneapolis Community and Technical College from the admissions office. Your acceptance to the college does not mean you have been accepted into the Power of YOU program.

You will need to fully complete all the steps in the Power of YOU application process by May 2, 2016. If you are accepted into the Power of YOU program, you will receive a letter outlining subsequent steps and an invitation to a Power of YOU orientation.


Power of YOU Students Make Blankets

Power of YOU students making blankets.

MCTC Power of YOU (POY) students made blankets to donate to Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners before the winter holidays. POY students perform 20 hours of volunteering each semester.

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