MnSCU gets $800,000 to help students re-enroll
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation has received an $800,000 grant to encourage former students to re-enroll and complete their degrees.
The system says it's part of a new program to raise college completion rates in Minnesota sponsored by the Lumina Foundation for Education.
The money enables MnSCU to conduct a statewide outreach campaign that will allow the system to tell students how they can quickly complete their degrees, such as by getting credits for work experience and taking online courses.
The system has searched its records and found about 160,000 former students who attended a system college or university in the last 10 years and already have 15 or more college credits.
The Lumina Foundation's seeks to encourage more Americans to get college degrees.
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