Michigan responds to President Obama’s call for more opportunity for higher education

(WLNS) – In President Barack Obama’s seventh and final State of the Union Address, he touched on his hope to continue growing the opportunity for everyone to get the chance to receive higher education.

Currently 46 percent of students at Michigan State University have loans they will have to pay off, a number financial aid office Director Val Meyers, hopes to see decrease.

Michigan does have nine “promise zones” in the state, where scholarships are offered to students who cannot afford education, and provides two free years of education.

Brandy Johnson, with Michigan College Access Network, is working to have 60 percent of adults in Michigan with a degree or certificate by 2025, but believes the Legislature and Governor need to work to restore commitment to student financial aid in Michigan.


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