The US Department of Education released a memo today outlining ways that higher education institutions can support students that may be experiencing the hunger cliff.  With the end of the public health emergency, Minnesota higher education institutions can play a critical role in helping students get the resources they need.
This year we have launched the LeadMN Free College program which will award 25 scholarships that will cover all of a students tuition of $6500. This is a brand-new scholarship that is the result of a generous gift from Warren H. Robens and Henry P. Dembiczak.
The Star Tribune covered the legislative proposals for higher education funding, including talking about the need for the Free College proposal.
Each month the cabinet and student leaders shares some of the work they accomplished.
This past week LeadMN took the message of college affordability from the steps of the Minnesota capitol, to the Supreme Court hearing room, to the hallways of the White House. 
LeadMN President John Runningen was quoted in CNBC article on the student debt relief case that was before the US Supreme Court. 
LeadMN President John Runningen was featured in the Fargo Forum newspaper today. 
Each month the cabinet shares some of the work they accomplished.
I am here to speak in favor of SF1515 because it will help young people be engaged citizens. First off, I want to thank Sen. Putnam for bringing forward this legislation and listening to the concerns of students.
The Minnesota Senate Higher Education Committee approved legislation today to expand the state emergency grant program with $15 million in funding to support students in need.