A mistake that was repeated annually for 19 years will cost the state over $112 million, as refunds are issued to seven different universities.
The refund is tied to payments to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System. The system had been over billing the universities for nearly two decades.
State lawmakers could consider adding new penalties for universities that hike tuition above the state’s cap on tuition increases.
This year, lawmakers set that cap at 3.2 percent. Continue reading
Eleven institutions that authorize charter schools in Michigan risk losing their ability to open new schools, according to state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan.