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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

10th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

February 15, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 10th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Nornes, Chair of the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on February 15th, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
ATKINS, Joe
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom
VOGEL, Bruce

One member was excused.

DOEPKE, Connie

A quorum was present.

Representative Mazorol moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 10, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony from the Office of Higher Education on State Grant Projections from FY 2012-13.

Testifying:

Sheila Wright, Director
Mark Misukanis, Director of Finance and Research
Meredith Fergus, Policy Analyst

The committee heard testimony from financial aid administrators on the State Grant Program.

Testifying:
Peter Zetterberg, University of Minnesota
Chris Halling, MnSCU
Karla Seymour, Anoka Ramsey Community College Financial Aid Director
Dan Nelson, Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid and Retention, Bethel University
Jeff Olson, Director of Financial Aid, Bethel University
Jeff Aalbers, Senior Director of Administrative Services, McNally Smith College of Music

The committee heard testimony from students on the State Grant Program.

Testifying:
Thomas Trehus, University of Minnesota
Jason Glatt, University of Minnesota
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair Minnesota State University Student Association
Travis Johnson, President Minnesota State College Student Association
Lynn Berger, Minnesota School of Business—Rochester
Marquita Walker, Concordia University
Steve Bairett, Rasmussen College
Alicia Riley, Rasmussen College
Michelle Koop, Rasmussen College
Debbie Donnay, Rasmussen College
Daylan Carlsted, Rasmussen College
Nicholas Walter, Minnesota School of Business—Shakopee




The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 PM.




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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR



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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

State grant projections for FY2012-13 - Minnesota Office of Higher Education Financial aid administrators and students discuss how the State Grant Program works and what it means to institutions and students.

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