higher education funding

6:11 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Snyder Signs Education Budget Into Law

Critics say spending plan spends more on charters and cyber schools
LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed the funding bill for the state's K-12 schools, community colleges and universities on Tuesday, surrounded by students and robots from a program the state has invested in over the last two years.
12:23 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Michigan Democrats Propose Interest-Free Loans Paid Back with Future Earnings

A $2-million pilot program would fund 200 students. Slots would be split evenly between four-year universities and community colleges
LANSING -- Democratic lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature put forward a proposal Tuesday to take the state's college students out of the student loan market. The "Pay It Forward" would give in-state students interest-free loans for college in exchange for a commitment to pay back 4 percent of salaries for up to 25 years after graduation.