Minnesota State College Southeast students got good news last week — as of July 30th, any remaining student debt to the college from spring 2020 through July 2021 is being paid off by the college.
MSC Southeast recently received American Rescue Plan funding from the federal government as part of national COVID relief efforts. In deciding how to utilize these funds, the college has chosen to prioritize support for students.
Students who were enrolled at MSC Southeast in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 and Spring and Summer 2021 are impacted by the debt relief plan. Only debt owed directly to Minnesota State College Southeast that was outstanding as of July 30 was eligible to be paid. All debt was paid on behalf of students, regardless of the borrower’s financial status.
Letters have been sent to students whose accounts were affected, and college staff have begun reaching out help these students take next steps. 339 students were notified that their debts were paid off; the average amount was about $1200.