“The Minnesota State Grant program has affected my ability to attend St. Scholastica by helping ease the financial burden that college often places on students. With this grant I don’t have to worry about getting another job, and it allows me to focus on my responsibilities as a student and build connections with those around me.”
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“I was always taught that an investment in oneself and one’s future is worth making. Carleton College is a school that I worked very hard to attend. The Minnesota State Grant program helps to make sure that work wasn’t in vain.”
“Having the State Grant lessens the burden for my family. Without the State Grant, I would have to go to school part-time.”
“The Minnesota State Grant program has allowed me to attend Bethany with confidence in my financial situation. It has allowed me the chance to spend more time concentrating on my studies.”
“The State Grant has helped me focus on my academic success without worrying about paying for school. The grant has allowed me to be as involved as I can be on campus.”
“It is hard to imagine my life without the Minnesota State Grant. I am really grateful to receive it and it makes school affordable. I don’t know if I would be getting a college education if I did not have the State Grant.”
"I think that federal aid is a very important part of being able to further your education. If it weren't for federal aid and scholarships I would not have been able to attend my #1 school. So I guess you could say it changed my life for the better."
“There is nothing more important to me than family. The State Grant allowed me to remain close to home in order to help support my family, in addition to furthering my education at one of the nation’s elite colleges.”
"The Minnesota student aid is important not just to me but also a lot of students who have a financial problem. Receiving the aid makes our dream of a higher education come closer because it enables us to concentrate on academic more and worry for finance less. Coming from a poor family, the Minnesota and federal aid have helped my family a lot. It allows me to go to college and focus on my goals. I believe that this aid should continue forever because it can change a person's life. It changed my life and I want it to change other people's live, too!"
“The State Grant has helped my family and it lessens the stress and anxiety on how we would possibly pay for tuition. Because I have received this grant, I am able to attend Concordia University.”