Thursday, November 7, 2019
Recent state budget cuts leave college students scrambling - Richard Pappas, GRBJ
The budget dispute in Lansing has resulted in drastic cuts to an essential needs-based tuition grant program for Michigan students. Just last week, the Michigan Tuition Grant was redlined out of the state’s budget for the year. This decision not only puts our state’s most vulnerable populations at risk, but it also puts our economic future on the line. Michigan’s Tuition Grant provides financial aid for nearly 2,000 students at Davenport University and nearly 17,000 students attending college across the state, including adults, veterans and first-generation students. Each of these students represent individuals who can’t afford this loss of aid if they are to pursue postsecondary education.