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Travel Subsidies


We’re delighted that you’d like to visit campus! Our Admissions Office has some limited financial resources to help support travel to campus. Read on to learn more information about making the most of your visit to campus.

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Already approved for a travel subsidy? Submit your receipts!

How can I qualify for a travel subsidy?

Some students are pre-approved for a travel subsidy.

These students receive a travel coupon in the mail, or from an admissions counselor. Does this sound familiar? Great! You’re pre-approved based on the information we have about you. You can schedule your visit, make your travel plans, and submit your receipt. We’ll process your reimbursement after your visit.

Not sure if you received a coupon in the mail? Know you definitely didn’t?

Our travel subsidy application is available through early January.  You can apply for a travel subsidy here. If you are depending on our travel subsidy to support your travel to campus, you should wait to make any travel arrangements until you have received approval of your request.

When do I receive the subsidy?

We offer travel subsidies to some high school seniors in the fall, as well as some admitted students in the spring.

  • If you’re approved to use a travel subsidy to visit campus in the summer, fall, or early winter, please complete your travel and submit your receipt by January 15
  • If you’re approved to use a travel subsidy to visit campus as an admitted student, please complete your travel and submit your receipt by May 1

You can submit your receipt as soon as you’ve made your travel plans. We encourage you to upload a PDF or Word Doc of your receipt(s) through our online form. You can also leave your receipt(s) at the front desk when you visit. We’ll process your reimbursement after you visit. Keep in mind it might take 4-6 weeks for the check to arrive.

Regardless of who paid for the travel, we are required to issue a check in the name of the prospective student. We trust that if you are receiving help from someone else to pay for your travel, you will endorse the check to them.

If our reimbursement timeline presents a challenge to you, please contact us to see if there are any alternatives.

What can my travel subsidy go towards?

We have different levels of subsidy that we can offer. Given the finite resources we can allocate, we will reimburse some portion of the following costs:

  • your ticket on a plane, bus, or train
  • mileage (if you drive)
  • hotel
  • meals

What can I do during a visit to campus?

Due to Covid-19 safety protocols, we are open with limited capacity for the 2021-22 academic year. Please be sure to check out our visit calendar before planning your trip. The actual activities you can participate in will vary depending on when you visit.

You are welcome to schedule your visit before you have been approved for a travel subsidy. Please note that our confirmation of your visit does not indicate that you have been approved for travel subsidy. If you are depending on our travel subsidy to support your travel to campus, you should wait to make any travel arrangements until you have received approval of your request.


How do I actually get to campus?

We hope it’s no surprise that we aren’t next door to the airport. Our campus is located in the charming historic river town of Northfield, about 45 minutes south of MSP Airport. There are daily buses between the Twin Cities and campus. Read on to learn more about how to actually get to campus.


Who can I contact for help?

It’s okay to have questions: we’re here to help. You can send us an email or give us a call (507-222-4190).

If you are depending on our travel subsidy to support your travel to campus, you should wait to make any travel arrangements until you have received approval of your request.

We can’t wait to meet you!