Strong financial aid programs are critical to the future of our kids, our economy and our state. One out of every four college students receives a Minnesota State Grant. Without it, many students would be unable to attend college — or they would have to take on more debt.
What is an advocate?
An advocate is a person who is willing to speak up about an issue that is important, like the importance of student financial aid. Anyone can advocate for student financial aid:
- Current college students
- College faculty and staff
- Parents of students
- Community and business leaders
- Anyone else concerned about keeping college affordable
What can I do?
Current Minnesota private college students:
- Join or support the Minnesota Association of Private College Students.
- Sign up for our Student Voices effort so we can let you know how you write a note, record a video or join a zoom call with your hometown lawmaker.
- Thank legislators for their support during scheduled thank you card events that are held on campus.
- Write an email to thank or encourage policymakers to increase State Grant awards. Find out who represents you.
- Take action by emailing your state representative or senator on pending legislation.
- Write letters to the editor or post comments on local news stories.
- Help local business and community leaders understand the importance of the Minnesota State Grant program.
- Sign up to join Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid. You will receive brief updates and occasional requests to reach out to legislators.
Find out about the Council's legislative agenda.
Reach out to your elected officials on an issue.
Identify who represents you and how to contact them.
Stay informed about issues in state and federal financial aid.