Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Public meetings to gather ideas, opinions and information on financial aid and other higher education issues will be held in Hibbing, St. Paul, Albert Lea, St. Cloud and Moorhead in November, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education announced today.
The public meeting schedule:
The Office of Higher Education provides students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency administers a large need-based grant program, a student loan program, a child care grant program, Minnesota's 529 college savings plan and provides consumer protection to students through the licensing and registration of non-public institutions. In addition, the agency collects and reports statewide data on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid and trends. A Textbook Advisory Task Force was recently convened by the agency to explore options to bring down the cost of textbooks for Minnesota students.
"To be effective in our work, we need to be out listening to the people we serve and learning how changes in policy impact students and institutions," said Susan Heegaard, Director for the Office of Higher Education. "We look forward to these listening sessions."
The Office of Higher Education invites comments on a range of topics including state financial aid programs, state funding for higher education, student concerns and development of a state's higher education accountability report. Comments are invited specifically on the following topics:
Written comments are also welcome. Please direct written comments to the Office of Higher Education Communications, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108-5227, or faxed to 651-642-0675, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.