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College Options

These short videos will give you a brief overview of the different types of colleges that are available.

College Search

Visit College Search, Step-by-Step, an interactive guide to help you:

  • Learn about some key college search categories.
  • Answer questions to discover what's important to you.
  • Get advice from college students and educators.


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Paying for College: How Minnesota families make it happen

These videos are packed with advice from local experts who help explain how Minnesota families can finance a four-year college education. A co-production of TPT’s Minnesota Productions & Partnerships, Paying for College is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Private College Fund. Visit these sites for more resources and clips of the videos. (Note though that the videos available here will not be blocked by filters that limit YouTube access at many schools.)

Find and Apply for College

Minnesota Learning Commons

Get help with college and career planning. Find out about online learning and financial aid options.

College Search

There are a lot of colleges out there! Use this search tool to choose from several categories and find the right schools for you.

How to Find the Right College and Pay for It

Do your research and consider all your options. There are a lot of things to consider to find the college that is right for you.  "Guide to Life After High School: Senior Year" is available from the Mapping Your Future website.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Use this interactive search to find a Minnesota college or university that fits your educational needs. View college and university profiles.

Common Application

This website provides an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to 400+ colleges and universities.

Minnesota College Search

Search for a school to learn what it offers. You can also search for programs.

College Confidential

Use this fun and interactive website to find out about college life and college admissions.  Join the discussion board or view virtual campus tours. 

How to Pay for College

Financial Aid Basics

Learn the basics of how to pay for college. Visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website to download this document in Spanish, Hmong, or Somali.

Minnesota College Goal FAFSA Worskshops

Attend a free Minnesota College Goal workshop to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from knowledgeable financial aid volunteers. Workshops are held on various dates and times throughout the state between February 1 and May 1 each year.

Scholarships Offered by Minnesota Colleges and Universities

View a partial list of scholarships that are given by some Minnesota schools.

My College Dollars

Check out this Facebook app that uses your Facebook profile to connect you with financial aid dollars. Got questions? Get them answered! Brought to you by MTV and the College Board.

Success in College Guide

Learn how to make the most of your time and money in college.

GoCollege Financial Aid Guide

A resource to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college.

Resources for Minnesota Immigrant Students

View a scholarship list for students who are undocumented. Also check out the college access guide to help guide your path to college.

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