MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire is reporting on Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget, which includes this higher-ed tidbit: Tax Relief for Students. The Governor’s tax plan would provide 285,000 recent college graduates up to $190 per year by deducting their student loan interest. Another 40,000 current college students and parents would receive a tuition deduction Read more

Kristin Vogel, director of undergraduate admission for Concordia University in St. Paul, tells the Star Tribune the university’s decision last year to cut tuition by $10,000 has turned out to be a good one. She says the number of new students has increased 65 percent, and the school benefitted financially. “This was the right move for a Read more

At the risk of starting this debate anew, I’m wondering what the cost structure would look like if the PSEO-to-University-of-Minnesota option were charted, along with PSEO-to-private-college path. I’ve been told PSEO students would naturally gravitate toward those types of institutions. Are those paths possible? Would be worth a call. (Read: I’ve got a call in.) Read more