Association of Michigan State Universities Approves Proposed Major State Scholarship Program
The Association of Michigan State Universities has approved a proposed state scholarship program.
The plan would provide a $6,000 annual scholarship for up to four years to Michigan high school graduates attending a public or independent nonprofit Michigan college or university. It would also include a $3,000 scholarship for students enrolling in a community college for up to two years. According to the Senate Tax Agency, more than three quarters of students graduating from high school this year would be eligible for the scholarship. The plan was proposed by Senator Kim LaSata of Bainbridge Township.
Another Senate proposal was a one-time 3% increase in support for universities. It would also include a 3% increase in base funding.
“Michigan is at the bottom of the state scale when it comes to need-based state financial aid for students,” said Daniel Hurley, CEO of the Michigan Association of State Universities. “This plan – providing $6,000 per student to nearly 80% of students for up to four years – would be an important step in creating new opportunities for thousands of students who have been discouraged from pursuing their educational dreams. higher education due to decades-long state disinvestment in higher education.
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