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March 2013 fact you can use

March, 2013

The number of State Grant recipients receiving a full award, which is triggered by low family income, continues to grow. In 2009, 18,759 students received a full award, compared to 31,215 in 2011.

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Financial aid investments defended

March, 2013

Governor Mark Dayton’s State Grant proposal makes the program fairer by better recognizing students’ actual living costs. It also bases the grants on actual tuition at public two- and four-year institutions.

Mike Steiner with Bill Huyck

Ties with college mentors hold strong for two alums

March, 2013

Bonds that develop between students and college faculty or staff don’t always end on graduation day. Read examples from Carleton and Saint Mary’s where these relationships have turned into friendships.

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March 2013 briefs

March, 2013

Short news items.

Minneapolis

Private colleges rank 11th for number of employees

March, 2013

Employment numbers put Minnesota’s Private Colleges in 11th place in Minnesota for the number of employees, between 3M and HealthPartners.

March 2013 campus news

March, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

income by MN county

Mean or median income? It matters.

March, 2013

Just how you measure average income can give a different picture of how families are faring. It matters when it comes to families’ access to higher education.

Student testifiers

Senate testimony highlights private colleges and State Grant impacts

February, 2013

Learn some private college trivia to test your friends with from what the Senate’s higher ed committee heard this week. Current Augsburg student Ben Yawakie and Carlton alum Jessica Brooks joined in giving testimony.

State Capitol

Six reasons to support new State Grant investments

February, 2013

Let’s count the ways: Six reasons to invest in the State Grant program, as Gov. Dayton has proposed.

February 2013 fact you can use

February, 2013

The projected number of Minnesota high school graduates in 2013 is 59,379, a 9% decrease from a peak in 2007. The number of graduates will start rising again next year, returning to the 2007 level by 2023. Read more about Minnesota student demographic projections.

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February 2013 campus news

February, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

Saint Ben's students tie-dyeing

RAs create community on campus

February, 2013

Resident Assistants (RAs) — the trained student peer leaders who work in campus residence halls — play an important role in students’ successful transition to college.

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February 2013 briefs

February, 2013

Short news items.

Bachelor's degree piechart

How bachelor’s degrees shake out in Minnesota

February, 2013

In 2012, 33,510 Minnesotans earned a bachelor’s degree in the state. Where they earned them was divided evenly — about one-third each at private nonprofit colleges, the U of M and MnSCU.

State Grant update

Counselor News
February, 2013

Efforts are underway with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) to determine a Minnesota State Grant amount that may be used by all institutions to determine estimated eligibility for students for the 2013-14 academic year.

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