Events & News

Minnesota State Capitol building

State helps college students with State Grant funds

May, 2015

While much remains unresolved this legislative session, lawmakers did pass a higher education bill that Gov. Mark Dayton signed on May 23. Along with providing funding to the state’s two public university systems, the bill expanded the State Grant program.

family incomes for FAFSA-filing Minnesota private college students

Quick fact: Family incomes similar across sectors

May, 2015

The mix of family incomes at our private nonprofit colleges is very similar to those for the University of Minnesota system and MnSCU state universities.

first-generation college student Tiana Danforth

Paying for college profile: Tiana Danforth

May, 2015

As a first-generation college student, Tiana Danforth navigated the financial-aid process mostly on her own — teaching her mom along the way.

Carleton senior Maraki Ketema delivers a pitch for her business proposal

May 2015 all around the campuses

May, 2015

Recent news items from our campuses

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Career advice from new grads in the know

May, 2015

We asked three seniors what advice they would give current students about how to secure that first job.

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May 2015 briefs from the Council

May, 2015

Short news items from the Council

Student and counselor

Counselors' Breakfast

7:45 - 10 a.m. |
Wed, 05/13/2015

The admission directors at Minnesota's Private Colleges will host a free informational breakfast for counselors in Bloomington, Minnesota, on May 13, 2015.

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Commencements

2015 events
Sat, 05/02/2015 - Sat, 06/13/2015

Here's a list of 2015 undergraduate commencement events and speakers at our 17 colleges.

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April 2015 worth reading

Counselor News
April, 2015

Recent articles higher education articles to explore.

MCAD has a variety of studio spaces where students can create art

Advice for making college choice

Counselor News
April, 2015

Finding a college that fits the student includes talking with profs and visiting campuses.

Explore more colleges with Minnesota Private College Week

Registration for Minnesota Private College Week

Counselor News
April, 2015

Minnesota Private College Week registration is now open! It’s a great chance for sophomores, juniors or seniors as well as their parents get started with their college search.

Haley Coller in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paying for college profile: Haley Coller

Counselor News
April, 2015

Gustavus junior Haley Coller's tenacity has helped her secure scholarships.

Celebrate seniors’ plans with #whycollegeMN on Fridays in May

Counselor News
April, 2015

High schools and access programs do a lot to celebrate when students decide where they’re going to go to college next fall.

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Is college worth it?

Counselor News
April, 2015

The idea of “worth” is complex and more than just its perceived economic return.

Explore college planning information online

Counselor News
April, 2015

Use the Council's website to explore college planning information.

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