Representatives of Minnesota State College Southeast and the Jones Family Foundation have launched the Red Wing College Promise, a program that will guarantee access to a college education at Minnesota State College Southeast to every qualifying student graduating from one of Red Wing’s three public high schools: Red Wing High School, Tower View Alternative High School, and 5RiversOnline.
Beginning in August 2023, the Red Wing College Promise will ensure that qualified students who graduate from a Red Wing public high school and live in the Red Wing school district have a direct path to higher education by removing their cost for tuition and fees.
Students can earn a certificate, 1-year diploma, or 2-year degree from any program taught at MSC Southeast, and will graduate career-ready or prepared to transfer onward to a four-year institution.
The Red Wing College Promise will provide each qualifying student with:
• Tuition/fees for up to 70 college credits at MSC Southeast
• $500 per year towards the cost of books, tools, supplies and materials – up to $1000 per student
• Assistance with enrolling at the college and navigating financial aid
• Individualized success coaching once enrolled as a student
To qualify for the program, students must have a minimum average high school GPA of 2.0 in their junior and senior years of high school or must identity as first generation to attend college, low-income, or a member of a historically underserved racial/ethnic group.
Students must apply to participate in the Red Wing College Promise during their senior year in high school.
For more information about the Red Wing College Promise, and answers to frequently asked questions, go to www.southeastmn.edu/RedWingPromise .