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.

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 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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
Terrell Webb