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The Detroit News
For Michigan's incoming class of 2015-16, the overall rate of public college students who earned a degree at four-year institutions four years later was 52.4% compared with 71.2% five years later and 77% six years, according to the latest state data.
In short, the cost of college went up during a time when state scholarships for college went down. The result: students now graduate from Michigan’s colleges and universities with an average debt of $36,000.
Ryan Fewins-Bliss joins the WZZM news team to discuss President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.
The Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) awarded $478,700 to the 2022 grant recipients at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, bringing their total contribution to $2,390,400 to 37 of Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, universities and local units of government.
Over the years, thousands of Michigan students enrolled in community college but dropped out before their first credit-earning class. Remedial courses, meant as a way to ensure borderline students were ready for college coursework, discouraged some students from continuing.
There are thousands of young people in my community of Ingham and Eaton counties who graduated from high school during COVID and melted away from their college-intentions.
The County Press
The Four County Community Foundation was among five Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) Innovative Program Grant winners announced last week. Each winner received a $10,000 grant.
Tribal College Journal
MCAN has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) to improve completion rates at Michigan’s three tribal colleges.
Lefiest Galimore, a longtime Black resident and former social worker, is concerned about the trends and wants to find a way for Black people to continue to have a place in and thrive in Ann Arbor.
Lansing State Journal
The Lansing Promise began funding college for Lansing high school graduates in 2012. Since then, 1,622 students have received Lansing Promise scholarships.