Legislature Approves Aid For Part-Time College Students In Minnesota

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

After Sen. Al Franken proposed the “Community College to Career Fund” bill, the Minnesota Legislature approved $24 million dollars to be used towards financial aid for part-time, working college students.

These students, who are often older than traditional full-time students, must juggle jobs as well as bills and financing. That’s exactly why the state is trying to help these students get the most out of their grants.

According to the Associated Press, need-based state grants will now have an improved system of proportions.

The set-mark of Sen. Franken was to train nearly 2 million skilled workers for high-demand industries such as health care and aeronautics. The democratic senator says the bill would help solve the problem of unfilled jobs due to the lack of skilled workers in Minnesota’s workforce

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