New Statewide Initiative | SELF Refi | Podcast Episode | COVID Relief Funds 

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OHE Launches a Statewide Initiative to Boost College Completion and Student Outcomes

In collaboration with national nonprofit InsideTrack, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will build a statewide coaching service to help first-time student loan borrowers stay on track and complete their degrees. The initiative is designed to help student loan borrowers gain the skills needed to complete their degree programs and graduate ready to achieve their professional goals.

Through a program administered by InsideTrack, a national nonprofit focused on student success, the initiative will provide dedicated success coaches who will work one-on-one with first-time borrowers enrolled in SELF, the state’s low-interest educational loan program.
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Increase in SELF Refi Loan Limits

The Higher Education Omnibus Bill signed into law on June 26 increases the SELF Refi loan limits. This creates the opportunity for students who are earning a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree to borrow up to $150,000 and students working on a certificate can borrow up to $35,000. The new limits were in place on August 3, 2021.

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New Podcast Episode

The fourth episode of our podcast, Life After Now, is being released today, August 17. Our host Liz Bolsoni chats with U of M graduate and entrepreneur Khalique Rogers about PSEO, developing a career, and bringing change to community. Check out the new episode — and don’t miss the first three as well.

Listen on: Apple, Spotify, GoogleStitcherAnchorBreaker, and Pocket Casts.

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Share Your Ideas for COVID Relief Funds 

Interested in learning how American Rescue Plan (ARP) investments are benefiting Minnesota? A new Minnesota Management and Budget website has information on how ARP funds are being spent in your community and across the state.

Do you have ideas about how Minnesota's federal COVID response funds should be spent? Share your ideas with the Governor’s office.

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