Minnesota State expands Workforce Development Scholarship program
The Minnesota State Board of Trustees announced an undergraduate tuition freeze for the fall semester 2020. That decision impacts all colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system, including Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and Inver Hills Community College (Inver Hills).
Chancellor Devinder Maholtra recommended the tuition freeze as a demonstration of Minnesota State’s commitment to affordability. To make the freeze possible, Minnesota State made a one-time reallocation of funds from the Leveraged Equipment Program, which helps fund purchases of state-of-the-art equipment.
Minnesota State also launched a dramatic expansion of the Workforce Development Scholarship program. For fall semester 2020, nearly 2,200 scholarships of $2,500 each are being awarded to students who enroll in programs leading to high-demand occupations in healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, information technology, transportation, early childhood education or agriculture.
This fall semester, DCTC and Inver Hills will offer a mix of on-campus and online courses to best support our students and their success. The colleges continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As such, our campuses have implemented health and safety protocols aligned with novel coronavirus guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health.
DCTC and Inver Hills are prepared to help students achieve their academic and career goals—whether they are just starting college, continuing on their educational journey, or going back to school to retool their skills for new job opportunities.
Prospective students can also take advantage of Virtual Minnesota State Week (June 22–26, 2020), which will include virtual campus visits, meetings with admissions and financial aid counselors, and free application for admission.
Learn more about academic programs and registering for courses at DCTC and Inver Hills by visiting:
The following is the official Minnesota State press release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Director, Communications and Media
Office: (651) 201-1426
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 17, 2020—The colleges and universities of Minnesota State are ready to welcome students, both back to campus as well as online, and are greeting them with a freeze on undergraduate tuition for fall semester.
“The undergraduate tuition freeze for fall semester is a sign of our commitment to affordability and a compelling incentive for students,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “Every one of our 30 colleges and seven universities stands ready to welcome students back fall semester and are prepared to help them achieve their educational goals — whether they are just starting college, continuing on their educational journey, or going back to school to retool their skills for new job opportunities.”
Learn more about the DCTC and Inver Hills tuition freeze for fall semester 2020 by contacting:
Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
Inver Hills Community College & Dakota County Technical College