Analysis shows tuition in state is among the nation's most expensive
By Mike Wilkinson
The Detroit News
The Detroit news does an analysis of rising tuition costs at state universities in Michigan and shows how they are way out pacing the rate of inflation. The reasons are many but if something is not done to improve the situation, only the wealthy will be able to attend the University of Michigan Read more
Students Urged University of Michigan to Avoid Tuition Increases
By Ben Freed
June 16, 2011
Student Body President, DeAdree Watson spoke at the UM Board of Regents meeting regarding the Michigan Student Assembly’s resolution urging the Regents not to increase tuition. His words had little effect as only two of the eight Regents voted against the tuition increases. The students are crying out but the Regents are deaf to their pleadings.
_For many middle-income families, elite colleges are no longer within reach
By David Jesse
November 6, 2011
More and more students are forced to seek financial aid as tuition keeps
increasing. Higher income families are now resorting to federal loan
programs. While higher income families may receive scholarships that do not need to be paid back, middle class families tend to qualify for federal loan programs that leave students in debt. Read more
_Tuition Rates Significantly Outpace Inflation at University of Michigan
By Juliana Keeping
June 13, 2010
Tuition rates have gone up faster than the rate of inflation at the U. of
Michigan for decades. Some of which can be explained by decreased state funding but spending is also going up significantly faster than inflation. UM is compensating in part by increasing the out of state enrollment to 44% in 2010. Read more
Readers ask whether University of Michigan leaders are out of touch lamenting loss of aid while raising salaries
"Are the people running some of Michigan public universities growing out of touch with families trying to pay tuition?" The answer is yes. Michigan families have had enough with spending increases and rising tuition at the University of Michigan.
Fund-raising becomes key for Mich. university presidents
Most money raised for the endowment goes to support research and construction, which is not to say it is not important, but most of it has little affect on tuition or scholarships. When you are spending too much money, President Coleman asks for more money. How about cutting costs?