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North Star Promise Scholarship

You may be eligible for FREE tuition!

Beginning in fall 2024, the North Star Promise Scholarship program will provide eligible Minnesota residents a tuition-free path to achieve their higher education goals at eligible institutions, including Normandale Community College.

The North Star Promise Scholarship program is a “last-dollar” program, covering the balance of tuition and fees remaining after other scholarships, grants, and tuition waivers have been applied.


Who is eligible?

New, continuing and returning students are eligible. Students must:

Download the North Star Promise Program Fact Sheet

The North Star Promise Fact Sheet is also available in SpanishHmong and Somali

How do I apply for North Star Promise?

Applying is free! Simply file your 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or 2024-25Minnesota Dream Act Application and complete any other steps needed to determine your financial aid eligibility. Normandale Community College will automatically review your information and make awards to eligible students.

In order to be eligible, you must be admitted to Normandale as a degree seeking student, so don't forget to apply for admission!

Need assistance completing your financial aid application? Attend an upcoming financial aid completion session or drop in to Student Services during business hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't qualify for the North Star Promise Scholarship?

If you don't qualify for  the North Star Promise Scholarship program, don't worry! There are other options available to make college affordable.

We are committed to helping you find financial aid and payment resources that fit your needs.

Learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarships


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