Getting Michigan to “Sixty by 30”

April 12, 2022

Today, the Michigan State Board of Education met to discuss Michigan’s progress towards achieving the ambitious goal of 60% of adults having a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030. Governor Whitmer joined a national movement of 45 other states across the country when she announced the state’s college “Sixty by 30” attainment goal in 2019.

Tuition-Free Community College is in Reach for Michigan

September 11, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer announced the launch of the Futures for Frontliners program. This first in the nation initiative guarantees that tuition and fees at community college will be fully covered for those brave individuals who served our state in essential roles during the pandemic.

Flexibility in Student Aid Key to Michigan’s Economic Recovery

June 29, 2020

In a typical recession, college enrollment rises. As job prospects dim, people go back to school to increase their skills. But this is no standard recession. And while a great deal of uncertainty remains, early evidence suggests a concerning trend in college access may be emerging: low-income students are sending in deposits to college at lower rates than they have in prior...