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Snyder’s proposed budget increases higher education funding

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Michigan’s fifteen public universities will see an increase in state funding in the next fiscal year if Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget passes.

The Governor’s proposed budget would increase funding for higher education by $36 million. That would bring total spending to $1.5 billion. Continue reading

Michigan’s support for higher education receives a failing grade

A recent report gives Michigan’s support for higher education a failing grade. graduates

Michigan was graded in six categories including: cost of tuition, state spending per student, the burden placed on families, education as a state priority, state aid to students and racial equity in degree attainment. Continue reading

New bill aims to offer high school students new options for college credit

School Cafeteria State lawmakers have introduced a bill that they say will help counter the rising cost of higher education, giving they say high school students an earlier chance to earn credits at a four-year University.

Right now, dual enrollment is allowed only at community colleges. Continue reading

House bill aims to help foster children afford college

A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.

Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.

She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Continue reading