The question of who should receive in-state tuition rates at Michigan’s public universities continues as some schools debate whether to allow non-U.S. citizens who are Michigan residents to receive in-state tuition.
For University President Eric Gilbertson, there has been what he calls “a long-standing distinction between residency and citizenship.”
“Being a part of Michigan’s tax base is the reason for the distinction and the tuition break residents get,” he said. “Graduating from a Michigan high school counts as residency.”
While SVSU asks for citizenship status on the application form, it does not impact admission.
Michigan’s public universities have autonomy under the State Constitution to decide their criteria for admission and who is eligible for in-state tuition rates. U.S. citizenship is … Read More…
After 16 years of formal schooling, I have less than six weeks left before I receive my bachelor’s degree and will walk out of O’Neill Arena and into the “real world.”
Fortunately, job prospects seem to have improved in the last few years, giving me hope that I will be able to land a job that will allow me to put my degree program (public administration) to good use.
However, I will more than likely be putting any long-term career searching on hold until after the November elections. After having seen the results of the 2010 elections, there is much that remains to be done in terms of working to reverse and modify legislation that has been coming out of … Read More…
Last semester, I had the distinct pleasure of being part of the ENGAGE initiative, which offered area high school students an opportunity to hear from college students about the importance of being involved in their communities, especially the importance of voting.
ENGAGE brings a positive, non-partisan message to the youth, letting them know that the political process has a much larger impact on their lives than they may think. For example, while many are aware that their schools received supplemental revenue through millages, they had not connected a millage’s success with their ability to play sports or take part in theater productions. By making these high school students more aware of the role their voices play in the future of … Read More…