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New Law Could Decrease College Tuition Debt

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - College students across the state could see help when it comes to paying tuition.

On Tuesday a pair of lawmakers plans to introduce new legislation that will not only help students pay for college classes, but give high schoolers a chance to get there.

In Michigan more than 60 percent of the state's 2013 college graduates carried college debt and since 2010 the number of college students experiencing debt has steadily increased.

Some lawmakers from mid-Michigan are trying to change those numbers.

Tuesday afternoon democratic State Represenatives David Knezek of Dearborn Heights and Theresa Abed of Grand Ledge will introduce legislation that will drastically reduce the tuition burden on Michigan college and university students.

The proposal will also outline a plan that will allow students to have greater access to higher education institutions.

The proposal will be introduced Tuesday at the Capitol.

The Vice President of the Student Association of Michigan will also be present.

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