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      The Minnesota Dream Act Informational Video

      Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      This video was produced for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to share and spread information regarding the Minnesota Dream Act. As in how to apply and some things to expect on the application. Video produced by interns: Evan Gruenes, Laurel Schwartz, Alexandra Szajner, Linnea Moat with Governor Mark Dayton's Office.

      The MN Dream Act (also known as The Prosperity Act) was introduced by Senator Sandra Pappas (SF723) and Representative Carlos Mariani (HF875) and was included in the omnibus Higher Education bill passed by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dayton on May 23, 2013.

      The MN Dream Act will provide certain benefits to undocumented students who meet the following criteria:
      • Attended a Minnesota high school for at least 3 years; and
      • Graduated from a Minnesota high school or earned a GED in Minnesota; and
      • Registered with the U.S. Selective Service (applies only to males 18 to 25 years old); and
      • Provide documentation to show they have applied for lawful immigration status but only if a federal process exists for a student to do so (does not include applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). There is currently not a federal process in place, so this documentation is not currently required.
      Students who meet the criteria in the MN Dream Act will be eligible for the following benefits:
      • In-state resident tuition rates at public colleges and universities regardless of immigration status.
      • State financial aid available to students who meet state residency requirements, regardless of immigration status.
      • Privately funded financial aid through public colleges and universities regardless of immigration status.

      For more information and to learn how you can apply for the MN Dream Act: click here