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The Legislature could expand what constitutes an educational expense in school promise zones under a bill presented to the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning.
Some Michigan colleges and universities are pushing back deadlines to help prospective students handle delays related to a revamped federal financial aid form.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget proposal would provide an additional $30 million toward the administration's key scholarship program to fund two years of community college for future high school graduates in the state while moving to phase out other aid programs.
Michigan high school seniors will have to wait longer to get financial aid offers from colleges this year, adding stress to an already stressful process.
Royal Oak Middle School Assistant Principal Jason Henshaw was selected as a distinguished member of the inaugural cohort of the Michigan Leadership for Equity and Transformation Fellows.
The Detroit News
Nearly 20,000 more Michigan students are expected to be eligible for a Pell Grant in 2024-25 and thousands of dollars are available for Michigan students to cover costs of a postsecondary education.
Lansing State Journal
For the first time in 12 years, Michigan higher education enrollment is on the rise, a statistic experts said is a good sign for the future economy of the state. It's not good news for all Michigan public universities, however. The largest schools, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, are seeing more students enroll but smaller schools like Central Michigan University continue to battle falling enrollment.
The Detroit News
Views about the proposal, which passed the Democratic-controlled Senate in November and was referred to a House education subcommittee, are mixed across the state, with opposition coming from the Michigan Department of Education and other groups.
The “soft launch” of the new FAFSA form — touted as shorter and simpler than the previous version — has elicited plenty of grumbling from students due to maintenance pauses throughout its first few days of its availability.
It has already passed in the Michigan Senate, and a piece of legislation could soon become law in Michigan. It would require all high school seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA.