tuition http://michiganradio.org en More Michigan families saving to cover their kids’ college expenses http://michiganradio.org/post/more-michigan-families-saving-cover-their-kids-college-expenses <p></p><p>More parents and grandparents are setting up savings accounts to cover college expenses for the next generation, according to a national report released today.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:51:27 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17163 at http://michiganradio.org More Michigan families saving to cover their kids’ college expenses Lawmakers want a 'pay-it-forward' college tuition system in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/lawmakers-want-pay-it-forward-college-tuition-system-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A pair of bills in the Michigan House and Senate are setting their sights on getting rid of tuition bills. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rather than paying off installments on a loan package, the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed legislation would allow students to pay off school with a fixed percent of their future incomes — as long as their income is above the federal poverty line. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $2 million pilot pro</span>gram would be established to fund 200 students at community colleges and public four-year universities.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From David Jesse of the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140319/NEWS06/303190038/Pay-it-forward-Plan-would-allow-Michigan-students-to-attend-college-for-free-">Detroit Free Press</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So a student who went to the University of Michigan and graduated in four years would have to pay 4 percent of his or her income back every year for 20 years.</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called “pay-it-forward” bills have gained some legislative popularity after </span><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/pay-it-forward-oregon-college-tuition-99695.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">launched a study last July to examine the feasibility of such a proposal.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan joins Oregon, Florida, Washington, and some 20 other states considering the "go now, pay later" plan.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:02:41 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16899 at http://michiganradio.org Lawmakers want a 'pay-it-forward' college tuition system in Michigan Facing lower enrollment numbers, Wayne State expands in-state tuition to Ontario and nearby states http://michiganradio.org/post/facing-lower-enrollment-numbers-wayne-state-expands-state-tuition-ontario-and-nearby-states <p>This week, Wayne State University announced plans that change what it means to be an "in-state" student at WSU.</p><p>Beginning in January, residents from Ontario or any of the other Great Lake states — Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — will now be eligible for in-state tuition prices at the Detroit-based university.</p><p>Or, at least, close to in-state tuition prices.</p><p>Under the new scheme, accepted undergraduate students from either the Canadian province or the neighboring states will now be offered the same lower tuition rate offered to Michigan residents — with an additional 10% tax added onto the reduced sticker price.</p><p>In short, these students may now save more than $11,000&nbsp;a semester.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:28:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14997 at http://michiganradio.org Facing lower enrollment numbers, Wayne State expands in-state tuition to Ontario and nearby states Wayne State University offers in-state tuition to undocumented students http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-university-offers-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>Wayne State University will begin charging in-state tuition to undocumented students. The decision is part of a policy change that now ties tuition to students' high school diplomas, instead of their residency status.</p><p>Students who went to a Michigan high school for at least three years and graduated are now eligible for in-state tuition. Students who got their GED in Michigan are also eligible for in-state tuition.</p><p>Provost Margaret Winters says the change is good for all students.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:36:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14565 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne State University offers in-state tuition to undocumented students The University of Michigan is now offering in-state tuition to undocumented students http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-now-offering-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>The new fall semester at the University of Michigan is bringing significant change.</p><p>Earlier this summer, the U of M Board of Regents said “yes” to offering in-state tuition to undocumented students as long as they meet certain criteria. All military will be allowed to pay in-state tuition, active, reserve, and honorably discharged, as well.</p><p>The vote was watched closely by advocates for young people who were brought into this country as undocumented immigrants. On such advocate is Serena Davila. Davila is the Executive Director for Legislative Affairs for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Cyndy Canty, host of Stateside, spoke with Davila about the change in tuition.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:52:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 14482 at http://michiganradio.org The University of Michigan is now offering in-state tuition to undocumented students Stateside for Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-september-18th-2013 <p>More than 1,500 works of art, with more than 160 venues, and 47 countries represented. Those are just a few statistics of this year's ArtPrize in Grand Rapids opening today with some 400,000 expected visitors to the city. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith was on the scene, and we spoke to her as well as the new Executive Director of ArtPrize.</p><p>And, Congressman Justin Amash has decided not to run for U.S. senate. What does this decision mean for the rest of the candidates?</p><p>The University of Michigan announced earlier that they will now offer in-state tuition to undocumented students. We talked with Serena Davila, the executive director for Legislative Affairs for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, about what this means for the students.</p><p>Also, how well are health care systems in the U.S. working? A new report by the Commonwealth Fund gave us some answers.</p><p>And, the small town of Colon in southwest Michigan has been dubbed the “Magic Capital of the World.” We spoke with one resident to find out why that is.</p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">our weekly check-in with Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel Howes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, on the front-burner? The mediation talks between Detroit's Emergency Manager </span>Kevyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Orr and dozens and dozens of lawyers representing the city's creditors.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Howes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined us to tell us more about the mediation.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:37:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 14487 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 In this morning's news: Detroit bankruptcy, Michigan tuition policy, school district finances http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-detroit-bankruptcy-michigan-tuition-policy-school-district-finances <p><strong>Detroit files for bankruptcy</strong></p><p>Governor Rick Snyder has approved Detroit’s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/city-detroit-files-federal-bankruptcy-protection">bankruptcy filing</a>.&nbsp; It is now the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. History.&nbsp; Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports that “the governor says bankruptcy will ultimately offer creditors some assurances on how much they will be paid. A federal judge still has to approve the request.”</p><p><strong>University of Michigan grants in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants</strong></p><p>Yesterday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the provision of in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.&nbsp; Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-approves-state-tuition-undocumented-students-us-military-veterans">reports</a> that “undocumented students will have to show they attended middle school and high school in Michigan to get the lower tuition rate.”&nbsp; This comes after two years of lobbying from activists and undocumented students.</p><p><strong>Last chance for Inkster and Buena Vista school districts</strong></p><p>The Inkster and Buena Vista school districts have until Monday evening to prove that they can finance the 2013-2014 school year.&nbsp; If funds cannot be found, the districts will then be closed.&nbsp; Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports that “if Inkster and Buena Vista are shut down, their students would go to other schools in the intermediate school district.” Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:53:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13608 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Detroit bankruptcy, Michigan tuition policy, school district finances This week in Michigan politics: Common Core, tuition for undocumented students, U.S. farm bill http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-common-core-tuition-undocumented-students-us-farm-bill <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Emily Fox discuss the controversy over the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/common-core-standards-debate">Common Core</a> State Standards, the University of Michigan’s vote on whether to offer <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-regents-propose-state-tuition-undocumented-students-0">in-state tuition</a> to undocumented students, and the debate over food stamps and the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-likens-efforts-pass-new-farm-bill-comedy-groundhog-day">U.S. farm bill</a>.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:34:16 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Emily Fox & Michigan Radio Newsroom 13571 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: Common Core, tuition for undocumented students, U.S. farm bill University of Michigan regents propose in-state tuition for undocumented students http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-regents-propose-state-tuition-undocumented-students-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Undocumented students who’ve grown up in Michigan may soon be eligible for in-state tuition at one of the state’s biggest universities.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:42:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13534 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan regents propose in-state tuition for undocumented students Our legislators do nothing as people go uninsured, roads crumble, and tuition soars http://michiganradio.org/post/our-legislators-do-nothing-people-go-uninsured-roads-crumble-and-tuition-soars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, I’ve been struck by something John F. Kennedy used to say when he was running for president: “The immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.“ In fact, JFK was actually quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, times have certainly changed.</span></p><p>Today, we seem to have a government frozen and paralyzed in the ice of ideological divide, at both federal and state levels. And if you aren’t outraged and worried, you either have a heart of stone or you aren’t paying attention.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:57:47 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 13506 at http://michiganradio.org Our legislators do nothing as people go uninsured, roads crumble, and tuition soars How students are reacting to the raise in tuition and interest rates in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/how-students-are-reacting-raise-tuition-and-interest-rates-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College students in Michigan got some unwelcome news over the past week: tuition is going up at many universities and colleges, and interest rates on some of their loans will double.</span></p><p>This one-two punch of soaring costs and rising debt is being felt in many homes around Michigan.</p><p>There are more than 300,000 students in Michigan with federal loans. And the number of people taking out student loans and the amount they borrow continues to climb.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:56:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 13344 at http://michiganradio.org How students are reacting to the raise in tuition and interest rates in Michigan Wayne State says no choice but to raise tuition beyond state cap http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-says-no-choice-raise-tuition-beyond-state-cap <p>You’ll have to pay an additional $900 a year to be a Wayne State student next school year.</p><p>The university is raising tuition by 8.9%.</p><p>That’s especially tough on a student body that’s almost entirely from in-state.</p><p>And it’s a dramatic move for the school.</p><p>This year, every other public university in Michigan is playing along with a state deal: schools get access to an extra pool of state money, <em>if</em> they cap tuition hikes at 3.75%.</p><p>But that incentive isn’t enough to make up for deeper cuts from the state. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:26:23 +0000 Kate Wells 13275 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne State says no choice but to raise tuition beyond state cap In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-gay-marriage-michigan-medicaid-workgroup-wsu-tuition-hike <p><strong>Potential impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions</strong><strong> on gay marriage</strong></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage yesterday won't have any immediate effects in Michigan, but they could impact the state in<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/understanding-how-todays-supreme-court-decisions-gay-marriage-could-affect-michigan"> other ways.</a></p><p>"A federal judge says he’ll rule soon on a case dealing with same-sex adoptions in Michigan. But the decision could extend beyond adoption rights and address the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage...Gay rights activists in Michigan are also gearing up for a 2016 ballot campaign to overturn the state’s ban," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Republican senators form Medicaid workgroup</strong></p><p>"Six Republican senators will<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-group-named-explore-medicaid-expansion-michigan"> meet over the summer </a>to consider ways to possibly improve Medicaid expansion legislation pending in the Michigan Senate. Governor Rick Snyder is traveling the state to pressure Senate Republicans to vote after they adjourned last week without voting...Snyder calls the workgroup's creation 'good progress,'" according to the Associated Press.</p><p><strong>Wayne State University students face steep tuition hike</strong></p><p>A budget passed yesterday by the Wayne State Board of Governors raises the tuition for a fulltime resident undergraduate at the university by $904 for the 2013-2014 school year. Wayne State Board of Governors Chairwoman Debbie Dingell says the state's failure to adequately fund universities made the increase necessary. The school says it will also increase financial aid by 11%.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:12:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13269 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike Forget a modest increase, tuition might jump significantly at Wayne State http://michiganradio.org/post/forget-modest-increase-tuition-might-jump-significantly-wayne-state <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/which-michigan-colleges-are-raising-tuition-how-much">We've heard about the tuition increases for other public universities in Michigan</a>.</p><p>Tomorrow, the board of regents for Wayne State University will vote on that school's increase.</p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130625/NEWS02/306250068/Wayne-State-University-to-seek-major-tuition-increase">David Jesse over at the Detroit Free Press</a> reports it could be a big one:</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:11:16 +0000 Mark Brush 13244 at http://michiganradio.org Forget a modest increase, tuition might jump significantly at Wayne State Which Michigan colleges are raising tuition? By how much? http://michiganradio.org/post/which-michigan-colleges-are-raising-tuition-how-much <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-raises-state-tuition-11-or-148-year">set the 2013-2014 tuition price yesterday afternoon</a> -</span></p><ul><li>a 1.1% increase for in-state students, and a 3.2% increase for out of state students</li></ul><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">And Michigan State University's regents <a href="http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/06/michigan_state_board_of_truste_7.html">set their increase this morning</a> -&nbsp;</span></p><ul><li><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">a 2.8% tuition rate increase</span></li></ul><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The two joined six other state universities in the state that have set their sticker prices for the coming academic year.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">This year, regents for all the public universities in Michigan will be seeing a slight increase in state funding.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">In a recently passed higher education budget, the state’s legislators <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/for-university-governing-boards-striking/">afforded $31.1 million</a> towards Michigan’s public colleges and universities — a 1.8% increase from 2012.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Still, in the face of a continued decrease in higher education funding (Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2011 budget called for a <a href="http://www.michigandaily.com/content/budget-proposal-gov-snyder-cuts-higher-education-funding-gets-rid-business-taxes?page=0,0">15% decrease</a> in state appropriations to colleges), balancing affordable tuition and sufficient revenue is more and more challenging for universities.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:52:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13164 at http://michiganradio.org Which Michigan colleges are raising tuition? By how much? University of Michigan raises in-state tuition 1.1%, or $148 per year http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-raises-state-tuition-11-or-148-year <p>This year marks the lowest tuition rate increase for University of Michigan undergraduate students in nearly 30 years.</p><p>The 1.1% increase, or $148&nbsp;per year for the average undergrad, puts U of M's in-state tuition at $13,142 per year. Out-of-state students will have to foot a slightly bigger bill. U of M regents approved a 3.2% for those students, which is an additional $1,270 per year, on average.</p><p>The university also marked another financial success for the upcoming term.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:54:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13174 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan raises in-state tuition 1.1%, or $148 per year U-M students rally for in-state tuition for undocumented residents http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-students-rally-state-tuition-undocumented-residents <p>A small number of University of Michigan students and administrators have been meeting for months to examine the feasibility of offering undocumented students from Michigan in-state tuition.</p><p>Undocumented students pay international rates to attend U-M and they aren't eligible for federal financial aid.</p><p>For about the past year and a half, the Coalition for Tuition Equality has advocated to change the policy. The student group has run an aggressive campaign; among other things, they've held rallies on the Diag at the center of the Ann Arbor campus, staged sit-ins at meetings of the university's board of regents.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:38:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11750 at http://michiganradio.org U-M students rally for in-state tuition for undocumented residents Stateside: Implications of international student enrollment http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-implications-international-student-enrollment <p><em>The following is a&nbsp;</em><em>summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The amount of international students from China who have enrolled &nbsp;at Michigan State University is 385 times greater than it was a decade ago.</span></p><p>How does this impact instate students applying to schools like MSU and the University of Michigan? How big of a factor does out-of-state tuition play in an institution's decision to accept more non-Michigan or international students?</p><p>Michigan writer Ron French wondered, "is a student from China taking my kid's college slot?" His story appeared in today's issue of Bridge, from the Center for Michigan. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:59:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 11352 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Implications of international student enrollment Michigan colleges struggle when students drop out, keep aid http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-colleges-struggle-when-students-drop-out-keep-aid <p>DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Michigan colleges are stuck with a bill worth millions of dollars when students with federal grants drop out but keep the cash.<br><br>The Detroit Free Press says Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn likely will raise tuition, partly to repay $4.1 million to the federal government. Spokesman Gary Erwin says two-year colleges have been hit "particularly hard."<br> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:47:22 +0000 The Associated Press 11274 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan colleges struggle when students drop out, keep aid In move to Dartmouth, UM provost calls tuition increases 'unsustainable' http://michiganradio.org/post/move-dartmouth-um-provost-calls-tuition-increases-unsustainable <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/u-m-provost-become-dartmouth-president">It was announced yesterday</a> that <span class="meta-org">University of Michigan</span> provost Phil Hanlon will become the next president of Dartmouth College starting July 1, 2013.</p><p>Hanlon, 57, is a graduate of Dartmouth and will become the college's 18th president.</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/education/dartmouth-names-michigan-provost-as-its-president.html?_r=0">New York Times piece</a>, Hanlon indicated that university funding, in its current form, is reaching a breaking point:</p><blockquote><p>Dr. Hanlon, who will be the 10th Dartmouth graduate to become its president, said he expected to focus closely on the college’s cost structure and finances. “The historic funding model for higher ed is close to unsustainable,” he said. “We can’t continue superinflationary tuition increases.” Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:55:44 +0000 Mark Brush 10155 at http://michiganradio.org In move to Dartmouth, UM provost calls tuition increases 'unsustainable'