03/15/2012 09:03 am ET

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

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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