Without the Minnesota state grant I would not be able afford more than one class a semester. Because of this grant I am able to attend the private university (St. Scholastica) that has the major I want and a program that is tailored for a working adult. I still work full time and apply for scholarships to make my educational goals possible. I grew up in a lower middle class home without financial support for college. This grant really supports the "American Dream" and helps to narrow the income gap by allowing students like me access to higher paying jobs through education.
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.
As a parent, alum or other supporter, there are simple things you can do to help. This can include learning about the State Grant, spreading the word about its importance and sharing your views with the lawmakers who will decide on future funding.