Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is among the 30 colleges and seven universities of Minnesota State waiving application fees in October for all or part of College Knowledge Month, an annual statewide effort to encourage students to apply to college. The college is also offering virtual information sessions for interested students and parents to connect with college staff to learn more about the college.
“We always encourage and recommend that students apply early for college admission and start the next steps of their futures,” said Josh Cleveland, Admissions Officer at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “It’s easy to complete the application and students are glad to start the process early and be accepted to college. The free application period during October is a bonus.”
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has chosen to waive application fees for the entire month of October 2020. Most Minnesota State colleges and universities are waiving application fees from October 26-31, 2020. Application fees for qualified low-income students are always waived at all Minnesota State system colleges and universities. If prompted for a promotional code, applicants should use CKM2020.
The application for admission is then followed with applying for financial aid, and then working with an adviser to pick classes. The free application period during October is available for students planning to start classes during Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 Semesters at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
“We have been offering free application for admission during the October College Knowledge Month for several years,” said Susan Bumann, Admissions Representative at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “We see students completing the application process sooner rather than later, which is a win-win situation for everyone.”
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s schedule of virtual College Knowledge Month and Minnesota State Week activities during October 26-30, 2020, include several online sessions. This Zoom login link is for all virtual sessions, no password needed:
On Monday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, the information session is called Your First Steps, featuring Admissions and Financial Aid Staff.
On Tuesday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon., the topic is You are Not Alone: Student Support featuring Disability Services, TRIO, Housing, and Financial Aid staff.
On Wednesday, October 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., it is the Meet Us Online Virtual Open House, featuring staff and instructors from various academic programs including Law Enforcement, Nursing, Human Services, Environmental Science, American Indian Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Electric Utility Technology, Elementary Education, Child Development, Weekend College, and First Year Experience.
The sessions conclude on Thursday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with Enter the Speed Zone featuring Thunder Athletics Coaches and Housing staff.
Admissions staff are also participating in two additional online events: The Northeast Minnesota Workforce Center Virtual Job & College Fair (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday), and the Tribal Colleges & Universities Virtual College Fair (Noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday).
Applications for admission are available online at the college’s web site at, or by calling Susan Bumann in the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Admissions Office at 218-879-0808 or via email to sbumann*AT*


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