Minnesota steps in to help students struggling with FAFSA forms

The data is finally flowing, and award letters are being sent, but state leaders and higher education advocates gathered at the State Capitol on Monday with a “message of urgency” for Minnesota students: Fill out your college financial aid forms.

“The time is right now,” said Dennis Olson, commissioner of the Office of Higher Education.

He joined Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and higher education advocates at a news conference during which he announced $15,000 grants for two groups — College Possible Minnesota and Achieve Twin Cities — that plan to continue working through the summer with students who have struggled to complete the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

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