higher education funding

"Michigan's 15 public universities are hoping to convince legislators to establish "consistent and sufficient" funding in this year's budget cycle, even as requests grow to use spare state money to deal with crises in Flint and the Detroit Public Schools." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING — There are plenty of ways to make college more affordable that don’t involve increased state funding, Gov. Rick Snyder told education leaders in Lansing Monday." (Detroit Free Press)

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

State lawmakers could consider adding new penalties for universities that hike tuition above the state’s cap on tuition increases. 

Critics say spending plan spends more on charters and cyber schools

A $2-million pilot program would fund 200 students. Slots would be split evenly between four-year universities and community colleges