How students are reacting to the raise in tuition and interest rates in Michigan

Jul 2, 2013

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.

This one-two punch of soaring costs and rising debt is being felt in many homes around Michigan.

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.

We wanted to get behind these headlines and look at just what this means to a typical college student in our state.

Darrin Camilleri is a student at Kalamazoo College and he is the acting President of the Michigan Federation of College Democrats. He also recently had an article published in the Huffington Post. 

Camilleri joined us in the studio today.

Listen to the full interview above.