ST. LOUIS – Earlier this month, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters of WGU Missouri visited the State Capitol to share their stories with lawmakers. Over sixty students, alumni, and staff members gathered at the Capitol on February 4th, to speak with legislators about their individual experiences with WGU Missouri. They sat down in the offices of more than 50 lawmakers to explain WGU Missouri’s unique model and how it helps busy adults reach their educational goals.
WGU Missouri previously worked to pass legislation for low-income students to be considered eligible for “Access Missouri” funds, the state’s need-based grant program. Since becoming an “approved virtual institution,” WGU Missouri students who fit the criteria of the grant have been able to continue their education with this financial assistance.
Those who came to the Day at the Capitol event got to participate directly in the legislative process. WGU Missouri students and alumni who spoke with lawmakers succeeded in making personal connections. Students and alumni found that their direct legislators who heard from them, the constituents, better understood why they chose WGU Missouri and the positive impact the Access Missouri grant has had on eligible students.
You can see photos from the Day at the Capitol event on our Facebook page. If you weren’t able to join us in person, you can find your Senator and Representative here and contact them to share your WGU Missouri story.