About 100 students came to the Capitol this week to meet with legislators about the importance of improving State Grant awards. Coming from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Catherine University and St. Olaf College, the students met in small groups with their hometown legislators.
Students are thanking legislators for increasing state spending on higher education, including increased investments in need-based financial aid through the State Grant program. Now is the time to finish what was started — and Gov. Dayton has offered a budget that does just that.
More student visits to the Capitol are planned through April, with hundreds more students expected to make the trip to ask legislators to act now to improve financial aid for college students statewide.