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Posted: May 18 2015 11:28AM
RELEASE: Higher Ed bill provides tuition relief at Dakota County Technical College
SAINT PAUL, MN—The Minnesota House passed the omnibus Higher Education conference committee report Sunday with bipartisan support on a 71-57 vote. The bill was agreed on earlier this weekend by a bipartisan group conference committee legislators representing the House and the Senate who were tasked with working out the differences between House and Senate Higher Education proposals. The bill passed the Senate earlier in the day Sunday 57-8, and now heads to the Governor where it awaits his signature.
The bill includes $100 million in increased funding for tuition relief for the Minnesota State College and Universities system, and funds a tuition freeze in 2016 and a 1% tuition reduction in 2017 at all two year MNSCU campuses, including Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) located in Rosemount, MN.
"The Higher Education bill provides real tuition relief for students at Dakota County Technical College and many other schools across the state for the first time in many years," said Representative Anna Wills, R-Apple Valley. "It's great to see the legislature come together on a bipartisan basis to lower student debt, improve career readiness, and enhance campus safety for students."
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