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Gov. Whitmer Announces an Estimated 148,000 Michiganders May Qualify to Have Student Loans Forgiven Under Federal Program

Aug 12, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging Michiganders working in public service to review the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to see if they qualify for federal student loan relief no later than October 31, 2022. Thousands have already utilized the program to pay off their debt, and over 148,000 more Michiganders may be eligible due to the […]

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McDonald’s Makes Scholarship Announcement

Sep 04, 2020

McDonald’s announced the HACER More Scholarship, which will provide 100 additional scholarships for Hispanic students. The increased financial strain caused by the pandemic has caused additional uncertainty amongst families working to pay for higher education. As a result, McDonald’s hopes to alleviate some of that financial strain through the awarded scholarships. This program is an […]

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Governor Announces Marshall Plan for Talent

Feb 23, 2018

Yesterday, Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his “Marshall Plan for Talent,” something he first announced in this year’s State of the State address. The plan calls for investing $100 million in new funding dedicated to innovative programs, including competency-based certification, assistance for schools to improve curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career […]

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Campus Free Speech Act Introduced

May 05, 2017

This week, Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) introduced legislation he states will protect the free speech rights of students on college campuses.  Named “The Campus Free Speech Act,” the bill would prohibit public colleges and universities from restricting peaceful forms of assembly, protest, speech, distribution of literature, and circulation of petitions except when necessary to achieve […]

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Green Colleges and Universities Bill Introduced

May 27, 2016

This week, Senator Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) introduced legislation that would recognize colleges and universities for setting and achieving environmental sustainability goals.  The bill would establish the Green College and University Advisory Council within the Department of Environmental Quality.  The council would recognize higher education institutions for their sustainability efforts on an annual basis.  Additionally, the […]

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