Today the U.S. Department of Education announced exciting new grant programs and guidance to support college students basic needs across the country.
LeadMN advocates for state surplus to be spent on 17% tuition cut
LeadMN calls on Governor, legislature to invest $125 million in community and technical colleges to pay for a 17% tuition cut.
Today LeadMN sent a letter to the Governor and legislative leaders encouraging them to invest part of the states $7.7 billion budget surplus into making college more affordable by reducing tuition at community and technical colleges.
Watch to learn who won the 2020 Democracy Cup, and check out the State of Student Voting Report.
Each month the cabinet shares some of the work they accomplished.
"Voting was up across all types of Minnesota higher education institutions, including private universities and two-year colleges, according to a new State of Student Voting report from the student organization LeadMN."
St. Olaf, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Winona State University and Inver Hills Community College recognized for having highest voting rates in Minnesota and the nation
Since its passage during the 2019 legislative session, the Hunger Free Campus Act has seen tremendous success in moving community and technical colleges to provide additional support and programming to students experiencing food insecurity and has helped raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity on college campuses.