State Grant update
New investments in Minnesota college students through need-based financial aid are a focus for both the Dayton administration and the state Senate, both of which provide as much new money for the State Grant program ($80 million) as they provide for each of the public systems, the U of M and MnSCU. The benefits of the State Grant investment would be widespread; about 5,000 students would be newly eligible for grants and students would see their grants increase an average of $300. The final budget won’t become clear until the closing weeks of the legislative session. To stay in the loop on this issue, sign up for Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid.