MN OHE- April Newsletter


April, 2014

OHE in the news!

WDAY TV-MN leaders at M-State for bonding tour (4/11/2014)

Inforum-Education leaders tout proposed $6.5 million renovation at tech school in Moorhead (4/11/2014)

KVRR, Fox- Minnesota Leaders Tour M State (4/11/2014)

Streamlined FAFSA makes it easier for Minnesota students to access financial aid (4/2/2014)

A post about FAFSA on Governor Mark Dayton's blog.

"The U.S. Department of Education improved the FAFSA by adding two new features to make the application simpler to complete and to encourage more Americans to get the education they need for bright futures. The new FAFSA Completion [by high school] and Financial Aid Toolkit make the application process straightforward...

FAFSA Reform – By the Numbers

  • 23 minutes Time it takes to complete the FAFSA online 
  • 58% High school seniors completed the FAFSA in 2012-2013 
  • 70% High school seniors who completed the FAFSA that enrolled in college or university

Increasing educational opportunity for all Minnesotans is critical to creating good jobs and bright futures. "

[Release]: State Leaders to Tour Dakota County Technical College Bonding Project Thursday (4/10/2014)

Pictured below are Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben and Office of Higher Education's Commissioner Pogemiller with Dakota County Technical College's Michael Opp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Affairs.

"The Governor has recommended $7.6 million to complete the Transportation and Emerging Technologies project at Dakota County Technical College. The renovation will create common instructional spaces and multiuse classrooms for the heavy truck program, heavy construction equipment program and new emerging technology programs.

'More than 95 percent of the graduates from DCTC's transportation and technical programs find jobs in their field within six months of graduation,' said Pogemiller. 'This is a strategic investment that not only puts people to work, it also strengthens the college's partnership with business and industry.'

Governor Dayton's Capital Investment bill includes $233 million for higher education projects at the University of Minnesota and MnSCU campuses."