2023-24 student representatives
March 21, 2023 – MAPCS SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE GRANT PROGRAM LEGISLATION
MAPCS supports a significant, increased investment in the Minnesota State Grant program — a program that provides greatly needed aid to nearly 2 in 5 Minnesota college students. MAPCS supports the Senate bill, SF2393, which would reduce the student share of the State Grant program from 50 percent to 42 percent. Reducing the student share by significantly investing in the State Grant program directly supports students, families and communities across the state.
Letters of support from student government
May 11, 2022 - Higher Education Conference Committee Letter
One of MAPCS' main objectives is to increase the impact of the Minnesota State Grant to support more students. The Minnesota State Grant program provides much needed aid to 44 percent of Minnesota’s public and private college students and drastically changes the outlook for students across the state of Minnesota. Your support has the ability to open the door to higher education for students in need. The proposed reduction of the student share from 50 percent to 48 percent would help greatly reduce the financial burden placed on students and their families.
March 7, 2022 - MAPCS urges support of state Hunger Free Campus legislation
Hunger knows no boundaries. It affects everyone regardless of which school they attend — whether that is a two-year institution, a public university or a private college or university. MAPCS has joined with student leaders at Minnesota State on a joint statement in support of the Hunger Free Campus Law, HF 3933.
June 8, 2021 - MAPCS urges Congress to double Pell Grants
Across the country college students and their advocates are calling on members of Congress to double Pell grants, the need-based grants that help more than 100,000 Minnesotans from lower-income families. MAPCS joined with student leaders across Minnesota’s higher education sectors — including those at Minnesota State and the University of Minnesota — to send a joint letter calling on Minnesota senators and representatives to make this change happen.