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State higher education investment in the Midwest: Michigan’s stark reality

In Financial Aid, Higher Ed Finance by Dan Hurley

Seldom are reports published that so clearly and concisely illustrate just how much of an aberration Michigan is when it comes to ensuring college affordability for its residents. The release by The Century Foundation of its latest report on Michigan college affordability represents such a moment. This latest report marks the second in a three-part series; the first, released in …

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Improving Student Retention through Innovation at UM-Dearborn

In Financial Aid, Student Success by MASU Guest

[Note: This week’s guest post is brought to you by Amy Finley, Ph.D., Dean of Students, and Tyler Guenette, Assistant Director for Success Programs, University of Michigan-Dearborn] As a Carnegie Engaged Campus, creating pathways for the state’s most economically disadvantaged students has always been a priority for the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Building upon the university’s mission of creating Metropolitan Impact and …

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An Unenviable #1 Ranking for the State of Michigan

In Financial Aid by Dan Hurley

The annual accounting of states’ investment in student financial aid was recently released, showing that financial aid across all states increased by 5.7 percent in the 2014-15 academic year, the most recent year for which data are available. The 46th Annual Survey Report on State-Sponsored Student Financial Aid, produced by the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs …