One of Students United's primary roles is to represent our students at the Minnesota Legislature and facilitate advocacy and participation in the legislative process. We meet with legislators, and are asked to testify at the Legislature on a variety of issues, such as financial aid, student debt, and the current condition of public higher education.
We support policies that improve and protect affordability, quality, and access for our students. Policies set by the Legislature affect nearly every aspect of the campus community, ranging from tuition rates and financial aid, to health and security on campus. Throughout each legislative session, Students United monitors all higher education related activity in the Legislature.
If you are concerned about the decline in state funding for education, rising tuition and fees, expensive textbooks, out-of-date campus facilities and declining financial aid... Get Involved!
Getting involved in Students United's legislative advocacy is not only a way to actually make a difference, it can help build your knowledge, skills and experience in government and policy.
share your story
We are looking for students who are willing to share their stories about student-debt, about juggling multiple jobs and school, or about other obstacles they have persistent through all to further their education. Sharing real stories with policy influencers helps us to advocate for students and higher education changes. If your story is one you'd like the people who are representing you to hear, then fill out our Testimony Form. Your story will remain private and won't be shared without your permission.
FOLLOW STATE & FEDERAL BILLS
Want more information regarding higher education issues at the state and federal level? Click the button below and keep up to date on current bills that we monitor for you.