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Michigan College Students Facing $4.2 Million In Federal Aid Cuts As Penalty For State Aid Decreases

Posted: 03/15/2012 9:03 am Updated: 03/15/2012 9:03 am

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ANN ARBOR, MI, - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to students at the University of Michigan January 27, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama spoke about college afoordability to the crowd of more than 3000 students, saying that he is pressuring Congress for new initiatives. (photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

By Dave Murray, MLive

State university leaders are upset their federal assistance is being cut by $4.2 million, placing blame on a Legislature responsible for a “dark decade of disinvestment” in the 15 public universities.

Michigan and Alabama are being singled out by President Obama for cutting support to universities, saying the states did not comply with a federal rule requiring them to provide consistent funding.

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