general college/career planning

"One stop shopping" for all your post-secondary planning needs! See Mrs. Tucci for the NKHS username and password if you don't know them.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education.

Answer a series of questions and find college majors that might be right for you. Free, but requires registration.

Offers virtual tours of over 1200 college campuses as well as financial aid and career info. Free, but requires registration.

financial aid/scholarships

Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Scholarship money for Native American students in Minnesota. Must fill out additional form in addition to FAFSA.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
This is where to go to apply for federal financial aid. All college bound seniors should do the FAFSA.

MCIS has a great scholarship search tool. Once you log in, click on the "education" tab, then the "financial aid sort" link under the "Where can I get help paying for school" heading.

MN OHE scholarship page
A list of Minnesota colleges/universities and the institutional scholarships they offer.

Minnesota North Scholarships Scholarships for the campuses formerly known as HCC, ICC, Mesabi Range, Rainy River and Vermillion.

Scholarship search engine
Scholarship search engine

A searchable database of minority-related scholarship awards.

American Indian college fund
Provides useful information on tribal colleges and scholarship opportunities for Native American students.

Esports Information on scholarships and college programs in esports (video gaming).

Minnesota colleges & universities

Minnesota State System The seven state universities (i.e., BSU) and 26 state colleges (i.e, Minnesota North-Hibbing) that make up the Minnesota State Colleges and University system.

University of Minnesota System
Information on the four universities in the University of Minnesota system: Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris and Crookston.

Minnesota private colleges
Provides information on 17 of Minnesota's private four-year, liberal arts colleges (i.e. the College of St. Scholastica).

Minnesota cosmetology schools
List of schools offering cosmetology programs in Minnesota.

regional colleges & universities

Wisconsin College and University System
Provides information on 2 and 4 year public schools in the U of Wisconsin system (i.e., U of Wisconsin-Superior).

Wisconsin technical college system
Provides information on technical schools in Wisconsin (i.e., Northwood Technical College in Superior)

North Dakota University System
Provides information about North Dakota's public colleges and Universities (including UND and NDSU).

South Dakota Colleges & Universities
List of colleges and universities in South Dakota with links to their webpages.

Colleges in the U.P. of Michigan
List of colleges and universities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and links to their webpages.

Tuition reciprocity information
Click here to learn more about Minnesota's tuition reciprocity agreements with ND, SD, WI and Manitoba. Also includes information about the Midwest Student Exchange Program which offers reduced tuition opportunities in other Midwestern states.

college entrance exams

Register online for the ACT. Click on 'test prep' to access free practice tests and tips. Since ACT is the preferred test of the upper Midwest, most 4-year college bound students from our area only need to take the ACT.

Register and prepare for the SAT here. While the vast majority of colleges will accept either the ACT or SAT, the SAT is more prevalent on the east and west coasts.


Military Careers
Provides career information about military service.

MN National Guard



Air Force


Coast Guard


218 Trades Local apprenticeship information

Minnesota Apprenticeship Info
Searchable database (by county, industry, etc) of apprenticeship programs in Minnesota.

other post-secondary options

Peace Corps
Volnuteer organization in which Americans help out overseas.

Similar to Peace Corps, but volunteers stay in the U.S.