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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:

  1. Apply to the Power of YOU program
    The deadline for the Power of YOU application was Friday, May 17, 2019. All submitted applications will be reviewed. Students must meet all of the application steps for consideration. Please contact the Power of You Program Coordinator at or 651-773-1793 with questions.
  2. Apply to Century College
  3. Complete the Financial Aid process
    Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using Century College FAFSA school code: 010546.
  4. 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