ST. CLOUD -- Students applying to several Minnesota State colleges and universities will be able to get their application fees waived next month.

All Minnesota State schools will be waiving application fees from October 23-27 with a handful waiving the fee for the entire month of October.

St. Cloud Technical and Community will be waiving their application fees for all of October, while St. Cloud State University will be waiving fees for just the one week, October 23-27.

Both SCSU and SCTCC's application fees are $20.

The free application initiative is to celebrate October being College Knowledge Month. College Knowledge Month is used as a way to introduce students to higher education options and explore different Minnesota State institutions.

When applying, if you're asked for a promo code use: CKM2017

Minnesota State is made up of seven universities and 30 technical and community colleges.

For a full list of institutions in the Minnesota State system follow the link below.