Minnesota students — We need you at the Capitol!

dayatcapitolEvery spring, the Minnesota Private College Council sponsors Day at the Capitol. It is an opportunity for students to meet with their legislators to advocate for the Minnesota State Grant program. This program provides critical support, helping make higher education possible for one out of three Minnesota college students from low- and middle-income families. The state invested $120 million in aid in the most recent academic year, helping more than 88,000 students.

Legislators need to hear from you about the importance the State Grant program to your education. Without those funds, what would you do? Tell them! Continue reading “Minnesota students — We need you at the Capitol!”

Register for 'Day at the Capitol'

capitolAt Augsburg College, more than one out of four students receive money from the Minnesota State Grant Program. This represents more than $2.2 million of aid that helps make a college education at Augsburg a reality for students.

On March 12, students will have the opportunity through the “Day at the Capitol” event to have their voices heard by the legislators who make the decisions to fund these grants. At this event, students can let legislators know about the importance of this funding while gaining an insider’s view of the legislative process. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend the Day at the Capitol.

Participants will receive a policy and lobbying briefing, including comments from House and Senate members who represent their campus. Then, they will meet with legislators and attend a question-and-answer session. The Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC), the sponsor of the event, provides training and materials and makes legislative appointments for participants to meet with their local representatives. Continue reading “Register for 'Day at the Capitol'”