Events & News

84% apply for aid

Quick fact: Students applying for aid

December, 2014

84% of first-year students at our colleges apply for financial aid by filing a FAFSA. For those first-year students applying for financial aid, median family income is $89,000. That means half have incomes above $89,000; half have incomes below.

musical trees

Holiday concerts (and more)

Thu, 11/20/2014 - Sun, 12/14/2014

Many of our member colleges present holiday concerts and services — and there's an art sale too. Make plans today to attend one.

It’s about value

Counselor News
November, 2014

Although financial aid often significantly lowers the out-of-pocket cost, attending our colleges is still an investment. So it’s important that families understand our value — what they “get” for their money:

November 2014 Did you know?

Counselor News
November, 2014

The average net price for first-year students’ tuition at our colleges is $14,469 because students receive an average of $19,340 in institutional, state and federal grants, covering 57% of tuition costs.

November 2014 worth reading

Counselor News
November, 2014

Here are some recent articles or resources that counselors might find useful:

low-income 27%

Quick fact: Low-income students

November, 2014

At Minnesota’s Private Colleges, students who are low-income and receiving federal Pell Grants make up 27% of all our undergraduates.

St. Scholastica veterans center

Proud to help those who served

November, 2014

Veterans who seek a college degree sometimes have difficulty engaging with others on campus for whom war is an abstract experience. Find out how two colleges support vet students.

Holiday concert

November 2014 briefs from the Council

November, 2014

Short news items.

Quidditch practice

Living, learning — and playing Quidditch

November, 2014

When students feel part of their campus community they tend to stay at that institution and do well. One way colleges nurture that connection is through “living learning communities." Here are three examples.

Campus building

November 2014 higher ed news

November, 2014

A few articles we think are worth reading.

Delissa Hernandez

Paying for college profile: Delissa Hernandez

November, 2014

Delissa Hernandez paid part of her college costs with loans. She’ll have some debt to repay, but it’s a manageable amount and she says it was worth it.

Snowy campus

November 2014 around the campuses

November, 2014

Brief campus news highlights.

Student and a faculty member

Transfer Days

Tue, 10/21/2014 - Wed, 10/29/2014

Representatives from Minnesota's Private Colleges are visiting community colleges to share information about transferring to one of our institutions. They may be stopping at a community college near you; view the schedule.

Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair

Fri, 10/17/2014

This convenient event allows employers to screen and interview students and alumni from our 17 institutions virtually, rather than at an in-person event.

falling leaves

Campus visit events

Wed, 10/15/2014 - Sat, 12/13/2014

Many of our campuses host special fall visit events and tours for high school juniors and seniors. View the schedule.

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