Power of YOU (POY)

We make your dream of attending college tuition-free a possibility. POY student tuition is covered through state and federal grants. A privately funded incentive program assists students with the cost of books, transportation, meal cards and personal emergency use.

The Power of YOU supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a Minneapolis, St. Paul or surrounding Suburban Public/Charter/Alternative or Private High School in Spring 2020.
  • Meet the criteria to apply for Federal Financial Aid and complete the financial aid package by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov Minneapolis College’s School Code: 002362
  • Posses a modest family income:
    Example: A family of 2-10 with an annual income not exceeding $55,000 are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Complete the Accuplacer Exam in ALL subject areas: READING, WRITING & MATH. You MUST score ABOVE Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Reading & Writing.
  • For more information about testing exemption, visit the Testing Exemption webpage.

Power of YOU Support Services

Application information

For More Information, Please Contact Us:

Arcelle Taylor
Director, The Power of YOU

Power of YOU Staff:

Margot Howard
Pashell Johnson