Report says 2 Mich. schools could lose $31M in funding

LANSING (AP) -- A government report says Michigan State University and Wayne State University have exceeded a 7 percent tuition increase cap.

The Detroit News recently reported that both schools say their increases are below the cap. Michigan State could lose $18.3 million in funding and Wayne State could lose up to $12.8 million if state budget director John Nixon rules against the schools.

The schools recently voted to raise tuition 6.9 percent in September. But a report by the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency says tuition will increase at Michigan State by 9.4 percent and at Wayne State by 8.8 percent when comparing fall semester rates to 2010.

Gov. Rick Snyder has threatened to impose bigger budget cuts if Michigan universities raise tuition by more than 7 percent.

Published: Thu, Jul 14, 2011