Michigan Approves More Funding For Public Universities - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

Michigan Approves More Funding For Public Universities

Posted: Updated:
EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) - It looks like public universities will see more money from the state after lawmakers approved the plan Thursday.

6 News Mariah Harrison was in East Lansing. She shows us how the extra funding will affect student's wallets.

It's a good day for Michigan’s public universities. Lawmakers approved a plan to supply schools with more state funding for the upcoming school year.

Plus a mandate saying schools cannot raise tuition over 3.2 percent each year.

“Typically at big 10 schools, it's pricier than other universities,” said Rocky Patil, MSU student.

“Tuition is very expensive and it seems to go up more and more ever year,” said Joe Asciutto, MSU student.

According to Michigan State's website, in-state tuition for an under grad costs just under $13,000, and out of state is more than $33,000.

MSU Board Member Dianne Byrum breaks down the numbers.

"When you look at where does Michigan State get its operating money, the number one source is tuition dollars. It used to be just the opposite. It used to be that state appropriation was the biggest part of our general fund, well today it's less than 25 percent,” said Dianne Byrum, MSU Trustee.

Now the public universities won't have to make up the difference in funding by hiking up tuition dollars.

Dianne Byrum told 6 News this is largest amount of state funding that Michigan State has seen in over a decade.
Powered by WorldNow

2820 East Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI  48912

Telephone: 517.372.8282
Fax: 517.372.1507
Email: webmaster@wlns.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc. A Media General Company.