Power of YOU (POY)

We make your dream of attending college a possibility. POY will cover the cost of tuition and fees for two years or up to 72 attempted credits at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) through state and federal grants and private scholarships. Students have the opportunity to earn incentives which can assist with the cost of books, transportation and meal cards.

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

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a Minneapolis, St. Paul or surrounding Suburban Public/Charter/Alternative or Private High School in Spring 2018
  • 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
  • Meet the family (student and parents) adjusted gross income cap of $75,000
  • Take REQUIRED Accuplacer assessment tests and score above Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Reading and Math.

Power of YOU Support Services

Minneapolis College Power of YOU Application Process

For More Information, Please Contact Us:

Arcelle Taylor

Director, The Power of YOU



Power of YOU Staff:

Pashell Johnson
Arcelle Taylor
Terrell Webb
Betty Yang