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    The Power of YOU program is designed for eligible students to attend college at no cost.

    The program covers the cost of tuition and fees for two years or up to 72 credits at Century College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), or Saint Paul College through state and federal grants and private scholarships.

    Power of YOU supports as many eligible students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. Advising and support services will be provided to help students succeed in college.


To qualify for the Power of YOU program at Century College, you must:

  • Qualify for federal financial aid
  • Not exceed the family adjusted gross income cap of $75,000.
  • Graduate from one of the following schools in Spring 2019:
    • Irondale High School
    • North High School (North St. Paul)
    • Mounds View High School
    • White Bear Lake High School
    • Tartan High School

Steps to Apply:

The deadline for applications was Friday, May 17, 2019. We will accept students as they apply to the program, until we fill our cohort. Therefore, we encourage all students to submit their application materials and contact us with questions.

  1. Apply for admission
    Submit paper application. Final high school transcripts must be submitted immediately after high school graduation.
  2. Complete the Financial Aid process
    Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using Century College FAFSA school code: 010546.
  3. Take the ACCUPLACER Test
    Prior to Power of YOU acceptance, you must complete Course Placement Testing. You will receive details on Course Placement Testing via email following the submission of the application.

Power of YOU Frequently Asked Questions


If you have questions about the Power of YOU program, please contact:

Pa Ku Lee
Email:  Power of YOU
Phone:  651-773-1793