New State Program Offers Refinancing Of Student LoansWith an average balance of $31,000, Minnesota ranks 5th highest in the country for student loan debt. The initiative, called SELF Refi, will allow people to refinance their debt at a lower rate.
Tuition Freeze's Fate Uncertain At Capitol This YearStudents at Minnesota's public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.
Report: Toughen Study Abroad Safety Reporting RequirementsMinnesota's higher education office is pushing to strengthen a law requiring reports of students who get sick or die on study abroad trips. Colleges and universities must report student accidents, illnesses and deaths during study abroad trips under a law passed last year.
Veteran Dem Senator Fills Minn. Education PostAnother Democratic veteran is leaving the state Senate to take a full-time position in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet.
Recent Dayton Higher Ed Appointee Steps DownGov. Mark Dayton's recent appointee to lead the state Office of Higher Education has resigned her position.
Recent Dayton Higher Ed Appointee Steps Down Gov. Mark Dayton's recent appointee to lead the state Office of Higher Education has resigned her position.
Dayton Names Leader For Higher Ed OfficeGov. Mark Dayton has picked a seasoned housing advocate to lead the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

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