Minnesota Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller tells an Augsburg College immigrant student he’ll urge a change in the State Grant formula so that unauthorized immigrants — who can’t get federal grants — can receive more state money: “I’m so sorry that it’s not perfect yet. It’ll get there, hopefully for your sister, for your siblings.” At 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