Find out how financial aid enabled Hamline business major Madi Nelson to graduate early.
For senior Hamline University business major Madi Nelson, affordability was a major consideration when choosing where to go to college, but it wasn’t the only factor. “I looked at a few other schools, and one was a little bit less expensive but I felt like I was going to be the most successful at Hamline,” Nelson said. Her work-study job is in the financial aid office also gives her a unique perspective.
Tap into a variety of free resources put together by the Council to help you help families.
The Council has a number of free resources to help counselors — ranging from downloadable photos and infographics to publications to an annual Counselors’ Breakfast each spring. Check out the list on our counselor resources page.
Explore how changes proposed by the U.S. House might impact college students.
Congress intends to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year, and that comes with both opportunities and risk for aid programs that students have come to reply on. The current bill in the House would eliminate several existing sources of aid, with low-income students potentially bearing the greatest loss. Overall, the legislation would make college more expensive for more students.
Share our list of summer programs offered by our colleges with families.
Keeping teens and tweens busy, learning or physically active during the summer months can be a challenge, but parents have options! From sports to music to culture camps, our colleges offer a wide variety of summer enrichment programs for middle and high school students; many are offered every year. It’s also a great way to introduce students to a college campus.
Find out which colleges added an electrical engineering, product design or public health major.
With more than 140 majors offered by our 17 member institutions, students aren’t short of choices. We recently highlighted three new majors available in the 2017-18 academic year — electrical engineering (Bethel University), product design (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and public health (Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota).
Learn about free resources you can use to let families know about the event along with tips on planning group visits.
This year’s Minnesota Private College Week will run from June 25 to June 29, with two visit session held each day. Although registration doesn’t open until April 1, it’s good to get the word out early so families can plan ahead. The Council has a number of free resources on our website to help you do this, including: