About us

If you think that state and federal financial aid should continue to help keep Minnesota colleges affordable for low- and middle-income families, Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid (AMSA) is for you. AMSA is organized by the Minnesota Private College Council, which represents 17 nonprofit colleges and universities. But you don't need to have a personal connection to these colleges to get involved. Financial aid programs help students at all colleges around the state — two-year and four-year, public and private.

Our goal is simple: help supporters effectively advocate for strong financial aid programs.

Members include:

  • Parents of students
  • Alumni
  • Current college students
  • College faculty and staff
  • Community and business leaders
  • Anyone else concerned about keeping college affordable

When you sign up, two things happen:

  1. You'll receive periodic updates about what policymakers are considering and doing.
  2. You'll receive occasional suggestions about steps you can take if you want to speak up about the importance of these programs. Sign up now.

If you have questions about AMSA and its activities, please contact us.

Privacy policy

Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid (AMSA) and the Minnesota Private College Council respect your right to privacy and will keep confidential any personal information you share with us. We require some identification (name, address, email address, etc.) to provide you with information to help us serve your needs. Any personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only to designated staff.

We will not send you "spam" email or unsolicited commercial email or share your email address with any third party. (If you are staff or faculty at one of the Council’s 17 member institution, we may provide your information to the institution, if requested, in support of our advocacy and outreach efforts to policymakers.)

In addition, we will provide you with the option to modify your information or unsubscribe from future communication. We value our relationship and want to ensure that it continues to flourish.

If you have questions about our privacy policy or if you experience technical difficulties, please email us or call us at 800-PRI-COLL.