MnSCU officials have really been pushing the affordability issue, as you can see from my previous post. This little item became a topic of discussion during yesterday’s budget discussion at the monthly board meeting of trustees. (MnSCU officials jokingly call it “The Benson Chart,” because trustee Duane Benson asked for the information.) It shows, essentially, Read more

A while back I did a radio piece on how student leaders at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system campuses were saying the State Grant formula was unfair toward working part-time students. Above is a survey that the Minnesota State University Student Association (which represents those at four-year institutions) conducted of part-time students. The Read more

Minnesota Office of Higher Education policy analyst Tricia Grimes has this recap in light of the sequestration-delaying agreement today on the Minnesota State University Student Association website. I think it’s kind of a what-did-we-just-delay piece: (The scheduled cuts) would likely include reductions in Federal SEOG Grants and Federal Work-Study. It would also increase student loan Read more