January 2020 briefs from the Council
Students interested in transferring invited to Feb. 17 campus visits
Many private colleges are hosting Transfer Campus Visits on President’s Day when community colleges are closed. Visits will include time to talk to admission staff and see what campus life is like.
Job and Internship Fair scheduled for Feb. 27
Undergraduates students from our member institutions will have the opportunity to meet and interview with employers at the 44th annual Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair.
Scholars at the Capitol scheduled for March 11
Students from our colleges will be on hand in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda to talk one-on-one with visitors about recent research efforts. This is a public event so make plans to stop on by.
Enrollment report released
The Council’s annual enrollment report is now available online for fall 2019. The report also includes comparisons to Minnesota public institutions.
Federal higher ed budget deal announced
The U.S. Senate and House reached a deal on the higher education budget bill, one that will increase the Pell Grant maximum award and increase funding for Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants and Federal Work-Study. Also notable is the repeal of the parking tax as well as the “kiddie" tax, which resulted in students who received scholarships and grants for room and board to be taxed at high rates. The “kiddie” tax also impacted students who are members of Gold Star military families.