Michigan Public Colleges Don’t Provide Financial Aid To Older Students

Career College Central Summary:

  • Two of Michigan’s three ­higher education grants are aimed at students who graduated a decade or less ago, according to a new policy brief released Wednesday by the Michigan League for Public Policy.
  • And the third one can only be used at private institutions, which are generally more expensive.
  • The League’s report, “State Financial Aid Leaves Adult Learners Behind,” shows that financial aid grants that once helped older students have disappeared as Michigan made recession-era cuts to higher education.
  • Those eliminated were the Adult Part-Time Grant, the Michigan Education Opportunity Grant, the Michigan Nursing Scholarship and a state Work-Study program.

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THE OAKLAND PRESS

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