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Wednesday, October 22
   Longtime Oakland University journalism mentors create public interest scholarship (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, October 14
   Rochester couple create Oakland University journalism scholarship (Patch.com)

Wednesday, October 1
   Dancers invited to try out for various scholarships at Oakland University festival (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
   Oakland University raises tuition 3.17% for undergraduates (Detroit News)

Friday, July 4, 2014
   Crain's week in news, June 28-July 3 (Crain's)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
   Oakland University board approves tuition hike for upper-division undergrads, grad students (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
   Scholarship fund aims to share spirit of Troy High graduate (C&G News)

Friday, May 23, 2014
   Student loan debt root of growing shortage in primary care practice, Legislature takes action to help (Oakland Press)

Monday, Oct. 23, 2013
Average tuirion at state universities up 2.9%, the smallest in decades (Free Press)

Friday, July 5, 2013
Michigan colleges more affordable than others, national study finds (Free Press)

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Oakland, Wayne St. universities increase tuition (Macomb Daily)
Universities decry funding formula as tuition rises 8.9% at Wayne State, 3.75% at OU (Free Press)
WSU, Oakland raise tuition rates (CBS Detroit)
Oakland University approves 3.75% tuition increase (Oakland Press)
Oakland University oks 3.75% tuition increase (Free Press)
Oakland University raises in-state tuition 3.75% for 2013-14 (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuition increase votes coming Wednesday at Oakland University, Wayne State (Oakland Press)

Monday, May 13, 2013
Ferris State to raise tuition 2.2% (Free Press)
O'Connor: College graduates getting a B.A. in IOUs (Detroit News)

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Cutting Down Student Debt (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Progressive colleges work to resolve the student debt problem (Detroit News)

Monday, May 6, 2013
Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
University offers tuition discount to U.S. students (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lawmakers won't penalize schools (Free Press)
Tuition relief (Free Press)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Scholarship program aims to help Detroit students pay for college (Detroit News)

Thursday, April 11, 2013
CMU set to decide tuition for 2013-14 (Detroit News)

Monday, April 8, 2013
What's an 18-year-old to do? Doing a cost-benefit analysis on college (MLive)
Student Starting College This Year? A 529 Savings Plan Might Still Help. (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, March 31, 2013
A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges (NY Times)

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Higher ed: Tuition plan should target only low- and middle- income students (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Regents to receive in-state tuition info (Free Press)

Monday, March 18, 2013
The great aid gap (New York TImes)

Friday, March 15, 2013
After Audit, Minnesota aims to cut college cost (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Colleges' latest offer: deals (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, March 11, 2013
Student vets press colleges for lower rates (Detroit News)

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Free tuition plan fails taxpayers (Free Press)
A dangerous new normal in college debt (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, March 7, 2013
2014 budget won't do enough to slow rising tuition costs, mounting student debt (Mlive)

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
A Degree Drawn in Red Ink (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Battling College Costs, a Paycheck at a Time (NY Times)

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Spring Arbor University to help with loans if income is low (Free Press)
Spring Arbor offers money back if grads don't earn certain income after graduation (Oakland Press)

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
GRCC board gives the 'OK' to develop differential tuition rate for dual enrolled students (MLive)
College Planning: A Crash Course on Paying the Bill (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Tuition to go up at Macomb Community College (Free Press)

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
Clarity and Confusion from Tuition Calculators (NY Times)

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Learn Before the Loan (USA Today)

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013
The Crowdsourced B-School Loan (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
Pressure to Rein In Tuition Squeezes Colleges (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Who can still afford State U? (Wall Street Journal)
Tuition protest held on behalf of undocumented students at U-M (Free Press)

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Editorial: $10K college degrees are on to something (USA Today)

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
Bereaved parents need student loan relief (Detroit News)
University of Michigan student group rallies for tuition freeze (Ann Arbor)

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Tuition freeze: A college springboard? (USA Today)
Financial Worries Pile on Long Before Graduation (NY Times)

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2012
Child's Education, but Parents' Crushing Loans (NY Times)

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Mark Delorey, WMU financial director, national recognized for role in developing foster care scholarship program (MLive)

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Pace of tuition hikes slows at four-year public colleges (LA Times)
College costs up - at a slower rate (USA Today)

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Report says College Prices, Once Stable, Are Up Again (NY Times)

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Promise Zone scholarships increase; fundraising to start (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Oakland University to offer in-state tuition to all U.S. military veterans (Oakland Press)
Debt for new grads on rise (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
GRCC responds to pricing and scheduling concerns raised by MLive reader (MLive)

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012
Take action on student debt (Crain's)

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
SVSU's low tuition helps keep student loan default rate at 6.6 percent (MLive)

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012
Beware metro Detroit: The feds are out -- and looking for payback on late student loans (Free Press)
Hundreds in Michigan sued over thousands that they owe in late loans (Free Press)
Ferris State searches for solutions to student debt crisis (Free Press)

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
B-Schools Don't Budget on Aid, Except When They Do (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
With more than one in 10 recent student loan borrowers in default, see how West Michigan colleges stack up (MLive)
Illinois prepaid college tuition program back in business (Chicago Tribune)

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
Study: 1 in 5 households owed college debt in 2010 (Detroit News)
NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral? (The Daily Beast)

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
Avoiding Student Loan Default (NY Times)

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
Differential tuition for engineering students on Western Michigan University board meeting agenda (MLive)

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
For colleges, lid on tuition means bonus (Free Press)
Some WMU super seniors losing Pell Grants; graduate students facing more expensive loans (MLive)

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
The Tuition Jackpot (NY Times Magazine)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
3 myths about college costs (MLive)

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
With average student debt at $33,674, Ferris State University looks to address cost and reduce borrowing (MLive)
Universities eye out-of-state budget help (Bridge)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans (NY Times)

Friday, August 24, 2012
Who Deserves It? (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tips for college students on credit card use (USA Today)

Monday, August 13, 2012
How to make college more affordable (Free Press)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
OU trustees OK tuition increase of 2.96% (Free Press)
Oakland University raises tuition for 2012-13 (Crain's Detroit Business)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
OU tuition increase approved (Oakland Press)
Oakland University raises in-state tuition 2.96 percent (Detroit News)
Oakland University students will pay 2.96% more in tuition next year (Free Press)
Oakland University Raises Tuition 2.9% (CBS Detroit)
Oakland U. Raises Tuition 2.9% for 2012-13 (WWMT)

Monday, August 6, 2012
Rising Student Debt Weakens Credit Story (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Another tuition increase being considered at Oakland University (Oakland Press)

Monday, July 30, 2012
More Law Schools Haggle on Scholarships (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Pay increases for administrators, faculty, plus more student financial aid, included in WMU's 2012-13 budget (MLive)

Friday, July 27, 2012
Susan Tompor: Student loan debt threatens graduates' financial future (Free Press)
Private Tuition Tax Break Nears End (NY Times)

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuition at WMU to increase 3.9% (Free Press)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Western Michigan University students 'not surprised' by growing tuition costs trustees approve 3.91 percent increase (MLive)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
You Don't Owe That (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, July 23, 2012
Lessons on student credit, debit cards (Detroit News)
Study: Private student loans parallel subprime (Detroit News)

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tapping Tech to Cap Tuition (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Students, families, seek ways to trim college costs (USA Today)

Monday, July 16, 2012
Fed plan reduces student loan repayments (Detroit News)
Some Schools Cut Student Grants, Scholarships (Wall Street Journal)
Some vets feeling shorted by the Army College Fund (USA Today)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Grand Valley to hike tuition 3.7% (Free Press)

Monday, July 9, 2012
Those who voted no on tuition hikes speaking up (Free Press)

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Debt buries American dream (USA Today)

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wayne State raises tuition 3.88% (Free Press)
Wayne State increases tuition 3.88 percent (Detroit News)
Feds should leave student loans alone (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Ferris State University president describes reasons for a 2.5 percent tuition increase (Mlive)
Wayne State students face nearly 4% hike in tuition and fees next school year (Free Press)

Monday, June 25, 2012
Bank deals for college ID debit cards draw criticism (Arizona Republic)

Saturday, June 23, 2012
MSU to hike tuition 3.5%, but officials say it isn't enough (Lansing State Journal)
MSU budget hikes tuition 3.5% (Detroit News)
Students deserve low rates, too (Free Press)
MSU drops student health insurance requirement (Free Press)

Friday, June 22, 2012
U-M raises tuition 2.8% for 2012-13 school year (Free Press)
U-M increases in-state tuition by modest 2.8% (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Survey shows Generation Z worries about finances (USA Today)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Debunking student loan myths (Detroit News)
Health care jobs driving Michigan (Detroit News)

Friday, June 15, 2012
How to improve college student aid disclosure (The Washington Post)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Lansing Community College set for 2.5% tuition increase (Lansing State Journal)
Student Loans and Double Standards (Wall Street Journal)
The College Graduate as Collateral (NY Times)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saginaw Valley State boosts tuition 3.9% (Detroit News)
Saginaw Valley OKs 3.9% tuition boost (Free Press)
Searchable database makes comparing college costs easier (USA Today)

Monday, June 11, 2012
U.S. plan allows students to consolidate loans at lower interest rate (Detroit News)
10 universities commit to more financial aid data (Detroit News)
Ignore the debt hype. College is a great investment (CNN Money)
New Course in College Costs (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
How much you pay now depends on what you study (USA Today)

Monday, June 4, 2012
Big Changes in College Health Plans (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, June 3, 2012
College, loans and the road to success (Oakland Press)

Saturday, June 2, 2012
MSU's health insurance requirement could restrict tuition increase (Detroit News)
Student health mandate may limit MSU tuition (Detroit News)

Friday, June 1, 2012
Student Debt Rises by 8% As College Tuitions Climb (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Deals with banks stack fees on college students (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On Campus, New Deals With Banks (NY Times)

Friday, May 25, 2012
How to stop tuition inflation (The Michigan View)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
How do we fix the college debt problem? (USA Today)
Letters: Weigh affordability before picking college (USA Today)

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Smarter Ways to Help Your Kids Pay for College (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Michigan goes hard after student loan defaulters (Bridge)
Guest column: Student loan debt is next big bubble (Bridge)

Monday, May 14, 2012
Susan Tompor: College aid letters can be confusing (Free Press)
Crushed by college debt: Massive loan bills hang over graduates, derail life plans (Free Press)
Some students fear even harder times as interest-rate hike looms (Free Press)
Slowly, as Student Debt Rises, Colleges Confront Costs (NY Times)

Sunday, May 13, 2012
9 Michigan residents talk about the burden of massive student debt (Free Press)

Saturday, May 12, 2012
A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College (NY Times)
U.S. Bank rolls out combined campus ID, prepared Mastercard at OCC (Free Press)

Monday, May 5, 2012
How to balance your future and your child's college education (Detroit News)

Friday, May 4, 2012
At U-M and beyond, many parents bankroll kids' college lifestyle (Ann Arbor)
Even at 6.8%, federal student loans are a good deal (USA Today)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Colleges fight fraud with more coursework (USA Today)
Higher tuition for 'hard' majors a troubling trend on campus (USA Today)

Monday, April 30, 2012
Feds aren't helping student loans (Detroit News)
Trying to Shed Student Debt (Wall Street Journal)
When Colleges Lowball Costs (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, April 27, 2012
With college costs rising, keeping loan rates low is smart (Free Press)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
More schools vary tuition by major (USA Today)

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Western Michigan University takes in over $3 million in first year charging 'differential tuition' (MLive)

Friday, April 20, 2012
Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle (NY Times)
U-M not yet ready to give undocumented students tuition break (Free Press)

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Western Michigan University room and board rates to increase 2 percent for some students (MLive)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Students amass mountain of debt as default rates to climb (Detroit News)
Editorial: Tuition equality for undocumented (Detroit News)
To Pay Off Loans, Grads Put Off Marriage, Children (Wall Street Journal)
Tuition hike forces students to find ways to save money; some will leave (The Varsity News)

Saturday, April 14, 2012
MSU dorm rates up (Free Press)

Friday, April 13, 2012
CMU to increase tuition by nearly 2 percent (Detroit News)
CMU raises tuition 1.96% for next school year (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
College dream turns into nightmare for student (Free Press)

Monday, April 9, 2012
Professor's group: Don't blame faculty salaries for tuition hikes (Mlive)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
CMU board to set tuition rates this week (Detroit News)

Monday, March 26, 2012
Marygrove College slashes tuition 19% for some online grad programs (Free Press)
Kettering's tuition plan: Do fixed rates fix the cost? (Crain's)

Thursday, March 22, 2012
KCC board votes to raise tuition over next year (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Student-Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
MSU President Simon: Without state aid increase, school must raise tuition or accept more out-of-state students (Mlive)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Dems ask for help pitching tuition plan (Detroit News)

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
Finding the right college for the 99% can be complex (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012
Comparison Shopping for College Tuition (NY Times)

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Hard times, easier form push up aid applications (Free Press)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012
MSU mandate overburdens students (Detroit News)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
How to break the college textbook racket (USA Today)

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Some 'best value' colleges pricey (USA Today)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Reining In College Tuition (NY Times)

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Student debt snapshot for each Michigan University (Bridge)
Debt snapshot by university (Bridge)
Parting gift for college grads: $25K in debt (Bridge)
Paying for 'dream' - house and car cost extra (Bridge)

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
College tuition solution (Oakland Press)


Tuition and Financial Aid 2011


Thursday, Dec. 29
College tuition may not be worth the cost (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 28
More students try to avoid loans at all costs (Free Press)

Friday, Dec. 16
Call for aid on college cost (Free Press)

Friday, Dec. 9
Clarification: OU tuition (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Nov. 29
$30M spent in Promise tuition (Detroit News)

Monday, Nov. 28
Colleges use aid to court students (Hechinger Report)

Sunday, Nov. 27
OU tries to remain affordable as tuition goes up around the state (Oakland Press)
Students fear loan debt in poor job market (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Tuition spikes because of sports (Detroit News)

Friday, Nov. 4
Ferris State University freezes room and board rates (Mlive.com)

Wednesday, Nov. 2
College Graduates' Debt Burden Grew, Yet Again, in 2010 (NY Times)

Monday, Oct. 31
More families footing college bill (Detroit News)
Student loan program a farce (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Public Colleges Lead Rise In Tuition, Other Fees (NY Times)
Tuition rises 8% at public colleges (USA Today)

Thursday, Oct. 6
Universities should offer in-state tuition rates for immigrants (Free Press)

Friday, Sept. 23
Put tuition fight to rest (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 22
Bill prompted by MSU, Wayne State tuition increases puts some of their state aid at risk (Crain's)
Bill goes after aid to MSU, WSU (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Facebook petition to reduce student loan debt: Small impact on your pockets/ economy (Crain's)

Thursday, Sept. 8
College Tuition Hikes Fail To Stop Cutbacks On Campus (Huffington Post)
Is a College Degree Worth the Price? Census Bureau Has the Answer (Daily Finance.com)

Monday, Sept. 5
University bids for students on Groupon (Chicago Tribune)
College degree still considered good return on investment despite climbing costs (Mlive.com)

Wednesday, Aug. 31
Most in college pay only half of tuition cost (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Aug. 30
Michigan universities say 'college is still affordable' because aid programs defray half of cost (MLive.com)

Sunday, Aug. 14
Promise of free college tuition spurs Hazel Park student enrollment (Oakland Press)
Scholarship effort dreams big for Detroit (Free Press)

Sunday, Aug. 7
University tuition hits an ugle milestone; how can college be affordable again? (MLive.com)
New 'net price calculators' requited by law may bring sticker shock to families planning for college (MLive.com)

Wednesday, Aug. 3
Grad students could pay thousands more (Free Press)

Friday, July 29
Tuition hikes didn't break rule (Free Press)
Wayne State, MSU didn't violate tuition restraint rule, state says (Detroit News)

Thursday, July 28
College fees fill gaps in funding (USA Today)

Saturday, July 23
State must do the right thing by MSU (Lansing State Journal)

Friday, July 22
Tuition hikes at MSU, WSU under scrutiny (Free Press)
MSU defends tuition hike (Detroit News)

Friday, July 15
CMU's 3.47% tuition hike is the smallest increase so far (Free Press)

Wednesday, July 13
MSU, WSU could lose funding over tuition hikes (Detroit News)
How to combat the cost of rising college tuition (TC Times)

Sunday, June 26
State colleges, universities should drive down tuition, not raise it (mlive.com)

Thursday, June 23
WSU hikes tuition 6.9% for 2011-12 (Detroit News)
Wayne State approves 6.9% tuition raise (Free Press)
Unlike with universities, cost containment critical for consumers (Hometown Life)
Walsh College ups tuition 4.9% (Free Press)

Wednesday, June 22
EMU's tuition hike held at 3.65% (Free Press)
Today's shout out... Eastern Michigan University (Detroit News)
EMU undergraduate tuition rising 3.65% (Detroit News)
Wayne State University raises in-state tuition 6.9 percent, makes cuts totaling $29 million, 70 jobs (Crain's)

Monday, June 20
Other News: The University of Michigan (Crain's)

Saturday, June 18
MSU raises tuition 6.9 percent (Detroit News)
MSU to raise tuition 6.9% in response to cuts (Free Press)

Friday, June 17
U-M to increase tuition 6.7% this fall (Detroit News)
With state aid falling, U-M plans to raise tuition (Free Press)

Thursday, June 16
MET reduces college rates for future OU students (Journal Register)
Wayne State needs 7.1% tuition hike, school officials say (Free Press)

Tuesday, June 14
Saginaw Valley board OKs 6.9% tuition hike (Detroit News)

Monday, June 13
Colleges offer grads help repaying loans (USA Today)
Surging college costs price out middle class (CNN Money)

Friday, June 10
Tuition hikes hurt Michigan (Detroit News)
WMU board raises tuition 6.6% (Free Press)
WMU raises student tuition by 6.6 percent (Detroit News)

Thursday, June 9
Oakland University trustees approve 7% tuition increase (Free Press)
Oakland U. OKs a 7% tuition hike for 2011-12 (Oakland Press)
Oakland U. hikes tuition 7%; others' rates pending (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 8
Will state universities follow GVSU's 2010 lead and freeze salaries? (MLive.com)

Sunday, June 5
Should a medical education be free? (New York Times)

Friday, June 3
Rising college costs need national attention (Detroit News)

Sunday, May 29
State education budget cuts will cost SVSU $4 million and add to expected tuition hike, spokesman says (MLive.com)

Saturday, May 28
WCCC students face $10 per credit hike (Detroit News)

Friday, May 27
Changes are needed to make college more affordable (USA Today)
Professors to Koch Brothers: Take Your Green Back (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, May 18
Delta College increases tuition in anticipation of 10-percent state funding cut (MLive.com)

Monday, May 9
Editorial: College tuition must be affordable (Heritage Newspapers)

Saturday, April 30
Michigan Tech to increase tuition 6.95% (Free Press)
Michigan Tech board raises tuition by 7% (Detroit News)

Thursday, April 28
Macomb CC raises tuition, appoints trustee (Detroit News)
Accepted to college? Paying for education is hard part (Star Tribune)

Sunday, April 24
Degrees of burden: Measuring the impact of more tuition hikes at state universities (Kentucky.com)

Friday, April 15
Public universities hike room, board rates (Detroit News)

Tuesday, March 29
Tuition rates at Washtenaw Community College going up about 6.25 percent (Ann Arbor)

Monday, Jan. 31
Higher education prices continue to increase, leaving educators frustrated (The State News)

Tuesday, Jan. 25
Is College Tuition Too Low? (NY Times)


Tuition and Financial Aid 2010


Friday, December 10
Tuition to rise 3 percent at Western Michigan University after state cuts funding for construction of Sangren Hall (MLive.com)

Monday, November 22
Can student loans still be consolidated? (Free Press)

Monday, November 1
College tuition costs climb again this fall (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Oct. 2
MSU: Change in tuition structure evens 'playing field' (LSJ.com)

Friday, September 10
Time for a loan reality check (Free Press)

Wednesday, September 1
Lawrence Tech offers 50 percent tuition grants (Oakland Press)

Monday, August 30
Students scrambling to pay for tuition (Free Press)

Monday, August 23
Community colleges should do more to link students with financial aid, report says (mlive.com)

Friday, August 20
Lawrence Tech tuition aid grows (Oakland Press)

Friday, July 30
OU tuition rises (CandGnews.com)

Thursday, July 29
OU tuition rises (Rochester Post)

Saturday, July 24
WMU's 7.4% tuition hike is highest (Free Press)

Tuesday, July 20
OU tuition hike might not be as big this year (Free Press)

Thursday, July 15
Ferris State increases tuition, room, board (Detroit News)
Ferris State board OKs tuition increase of 4.75% (Free Press)

Wednesday, July 14
Community colleges feel the crunch (Free Press)

Saturday, July 10
NMU trustees approve 5.5% tuition hike (Detroit News)
Northern Michigan trustees up tuition (Free Press)

Friday, July 9
Tuition Plan (Free Press)

Wednesday, July 7
University of Michigan, other public universities take cue from EMU in holding down tuition (Crain's)

Tuesday, July 6
New loan program takes burden off some students (Oakland Press)

Friday, June 25
EMU health, child care fees remain same (Detroit News)
College aid to attend Lawrence Tech offered (Detroit News)

Sunday, June 20
Obama act aims to ease financial burden for college-bound (Oakland Press)

Saturday, June 19
MSU's tuition increase lowered (Detroit News)
MSU tuition set to rise 2.5% (Free Press)

Friday, June 18
U-M raises tuition 1.5% (Detroit News)
U-M to set tuition increase at 1.5%, boost aid money (Free Press)
U-M regents approve 1.5 percent tuition increase (Oakland Press)

Thursday, June 17
Tuition time: Big Michigan universities setting rates (Free Press)

Monday, June 14
Saginaw Valley State University to raise tuition (Free Press)

Monday, June 7
Zeros add up for EMU (Crain's)
Community colleges reduce costs, raise tuition, revamp programs to stay viable (Crain's)

Friday, June 4
Editorial: Tuition hikes don't make the grade (Muskegon Chronicle)

Tuesday, May 25
OCC ups tuition by 11 percent (Oakland Press)
Colleges grapple with tuition hikes (USA Today)

Friday, May 21
U-M students face 3% hike in housing costs (Detroit News)

Wednesday, May 19
Higher Housing (Free Press)

Friday, May 14
Ford restoring college aid to workers (Oakland Press)
Ford, UAW near deal on tuition aid (Detroit News)

Saturday, May 1
Michigan Tech board OKs tuition increase (Free Press)

Wednesday, April 21
EMU won't raise rates for tuition, room and board (Detroit News)
EMU freezes tuition (Free Press)

Tuesday, April 20
EMU plans to adjust tuition rates today (Detroit News)
EMU begins another phase of fund-raising (Free Press)

Sunday, April 18
Students get creative to raise college cash (Lansing State Journal)

Saturday, April 17
MSU housing cost to go up 5.1% (Free Press)
MSU hikes room and board but not tuition (Detroit News)

Friday, April 16
WMU increases rates for room and board (Free Press)
A Tall Vegan Named Zolp? Your Tuition Worries Are Over (Wall Street Journal)
Spring of hope lags for needy students (USA Today)

Friday, April 9
Why Top Colleges Squeeze You Dry (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, March 11
Health and Student-Loan Bills Clash (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Feb. 25
Ferris to cut tuition for students in 16 states (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Feb. 24
College to cut 15 full-time positions (Free Press)

Friday, Feb. 12
Critics call now Promise a help, but a tardy one (Detroit News)
Tuition plan aims at 8th-graders (Free Press)

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Education chief makes case for student loan overhaul (USA Today)

Saturday, Jan. 30
WMU graduate is first Kalamazoo Promise recipient to get four-year degree (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Tuesday, Jan. 19
College students scramble to recoup lost Promise aid (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Degrees are affordable at these Best Value Colleges (USA Today)


Tuition and Financial Aid 2009


Wednesday, Dec. 23
WSU to cover lost Promise grants (FP, DN)

Monday, Dec. 21
Guest op-ed: Restore broken promise with water bottle tax (Detroit News)

Friday, Dec. 18
Banks don't belong in the student loan business (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Dec. 15
For-profit colleges see student loan defaults (USA Today)

Monday, Dec. 14
State must do more to make higher education affordable (Grand Rapids Press)

Thursday, Dec. 10
Pell Grant faces shortfall as more seek schooling (Associated Press)

Sunday, Dec. 6
Feeling charitable? You can give college tuition (Free Press)

Saturday, Dec. 5
The federal student-loan takeover gets booed in academia (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Nov. 29
State to see new college savings plan (Free Press)

Wednesday, Nov. 25
How essential is Michigan's Promise Scholarship (Free Press)

Tuesday, Nov. 24
WSU protesters rally for scholarship funds (Detroit News)

Monday, Nov. 23
Michigan's Broken Promise (Wall Street Journal)
Scholarships awarded to local students (Suburban Lifestyles)

Saturday, Nov. 21
Berkely Student Protest Higher Fees (Wall Street Journal)
Promises, like college, need a plan (Free Press)

Friday, Nov. 20
Students stung by Promise Scholarship Cuts (Detroit News)
Granholm drums up support for scholarship program (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Nov. 19
Gov rallies students (Detroit News)
Michigan can mend its broken promise (Free Press)
Granholm recruits for battle over aid (Free Press)

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Granholm to visit colleges to drum up scholarship support (Free Press)

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Granholm looks to revive Promise Scholarships (Free Press)

Thursday, Nov. 12
Few take advantage of their chance to adjust their college savings plans (Free Press)

Wednesday, Nov. 11
State debuts college savings plan (Detroit News)

Monday, Oct 26
Vets can attend EMU at in-state rates (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 21
Students rely on federal loans to pay rising tuition (Wall Street Journal)
Tuition prices rise, but not as much as expected (USA Today)
College tuition is up sharply amid recession (Associated Press)

Thursday, Oct. 15
Keeping their 'Promise' (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Promise of scholarships was never eternal (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Students Rally to save the Michigan Promise Scholarship (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Sept. 27
The president of the University of California talks about the cost of education (NYT Magazine)

Friday, Sept. 25
Over half of vets still waiting for GI Bill money (USA Today)

Friday, Sept. 18
House bill would boost Pell Grants for college aid (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Lotto could fund plan for free tuition (Free Press)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Five questions with Cindy Hermsen (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 9
UP college, town swap tuition for a building (Associated Press)

Saturday, Sept. 5
Cut college costs in half (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 3
Students borrow more than ever for college (Wall Street Journal)
Parents and students need to learn about federal college aid (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 2
In a recession, is college worth it? (USA Today)
University of Texas drops merit program for need-based aid (Wall Street Journal)

August 29, 2009
Last chance to lock in today's college rates (Free Press)

August 27, 2009
Students, colleges scramble over frozen scholarships (Free Press)
Broken promise? College cash on hold (Free Press)

August 23, 2009
Not-so-easy credit for college kids (Detroit News)
Set up budget to help prepare freshman for college life (Detroit News)
How to get cash to your college kid (Detroit News)

August 19, 2009
A last-minute dash for tuition (Wall Street Journal)

August 18, 2009
College aid appeals skyrocket (Detroit News)

August 17, 2009
College scholarships in limbo (Detroit News)

August 14, 2009
Meeting helps parents lock in college costs (Free Press)

August 3, 2009
OU tuition briefing (Crain's)
Letter: OU tuition (Crain's)

July 31, 2009
Grads get a break on student loan debt (USA Today)

July 30, 2009
OU raises tuition 9% (Oakland Press)
OU latest with higher tuition for higher ed (Free Press)
OU board increases tuition 9% (Detroit News)

July 27, 2009
Oakland poised to raise tuition by 11% (Crain's)

July 25, 2009
Tuition boost sparks debate (Free Press)
Tution hike plan alarms OU students (Detroit News)
OU weighs 11% tuition hike (Oakland Press)

July 22, 2009
Worried about tuition? Some prestigious colleges are free (McClatchy)

July 21, 2009
Grand Valley State tuition to rise 5.3% (Free Press)

July 17, 2009
Mich. universities hike tuition (Free Press)
CMU, Michigan Tech boost tuition costs (Detroit News)
Letter: Let universities cut (Free Press)

July 15, 2009
Weighing price and value when picking a college (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: State shouldn't break promise to students (Oakland Press)

July 14, 2009
Veterans may get increased educational aid (Free Press)

July 13, 2009
Letter: Lesson for colleges (Crain's)
Student loans get linked to income (Detroit News)

July 11, 2009
Lake Superior State University fees rise 4.9% (Free Press)
Lake Superior State boosts tuition 4.6 % (Detroit News)
Should colleges roll back tuition? (Detroit News)

July 10, 2000
Deep funding cuts make tuition hike necessary (Detroit Free Press)

July 9, 2009
Ferris State to offset fall tuition hike (Detroit Free Press)
Ferris State board hikes tuition rates 5.3 percent (The Detroit News)

July 8, 2009
Michigan breaking its promise to students (Oakland Press)
Students get to work (USA Today)

July 3, 2009
Saginaw Valley, WMU raise tuition rates (Free Press)

July 2, 2009
Wayne State raises tuition (Detroit News)
WSU OKs tuition boosts (Free Press)
Letters to the editor (Free Press)
Universities fail on economics (Detroit Free Press)

July 1, 2009
Promise Zone Authority members announced (Oakland Press)
Charging tuition is getting costlier (USA Today)
Wayne State to set tuition rates today (Detroit News)

June 30, 2009
Students worry about tuition if funds go away (Oakland Press)

June 29, 2009
Universities blind to Michigan's misery (Free Press)

June 28, 2009
Heavy financial burden carried by college-bound students (Free Press)
Mich. students get little relief (Free Press)

June 25, 2009
College aid form could cure some headaches (Free Press)
Grads to get an assist on student loans (Free Press)

June 24, 2009
New plans will free up the 'Free Application' for student aid (USA Today)
Too many colleges fail to graduate students (USA Today)

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