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State of Michigan Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU) thanks Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature for supporting Michigan students in the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget that was signed into law on June 28, 2018. The Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) was raised to $2,400, a $400 per student increase from last year and the highest MTG award amount since 2002. The per institution cap on the MTG was raised from $3.5 million to $4.2 million, allowing more students to be eligible at institutions.

Regulatory Alert: EU Data Privacy Regulations Effective May 25, 2018

New data privacy protections from the European Union are set to go into effect May 25, 2018. Colleges and universities that have an extension program in one of the 28 member nations of the EU, recruit students that are citizens of the EU, or offer distance education courses that have EU citizens enrolled, will be impacted by the new regulations.   The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is broad and provides blanket data privacy protections to all EU citizens and reshapes how data is collected and used by organizations.

NAICU Action Alert: Contact Congress on Tax Reform

NAICU action alert

Dear Colleagues:

I am reaching out to ask you to contact Congress immediately on the conference that is now underway to resolve differences in the House and Senate tax bills.The Senate approved its version of tax reform early Saturday morning, and the process of reconciling the two versions will start immediately. 

Federal Tax Update: November 24, 2017

Federal Tax Update: November 24, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its version of tax reform and it includes a number of provisions that are harmful to the higher education sector.  These provisions include the elimination of a number of tax deductions:

Honoring Kathy Hoag in her retirement

Kathy Hoag headshot

A Quarter Century of Service

Longtime MICU Executive Assistant Kathy Hoag Retires

Kathy was honored by the MICU presidents, Michigan Legislature, and Governor Snyder, with a special tribute on September 20, 2017.

With a career spanning more than four decades and an unwavering commitment to hundreds of thousands of Michigan degree-seekers, Kathy Hoag is one of the unsung heroes of our state’s higher education sector.

Column: Students deserve higher ed options

Dr. Pappas headshot

Column: Students deserve higher ed options

Richard PappasPublished 12:28 a.m. ET Sept. 20, 2017

Seven of MICU's members named among Michigan Top Ten Colleges

The top 10 colleges in Michigan

By  11:00 am EDT May 26, 2017

Olds Hall on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. (Photo: Dave Wasinger, Lansing State Journal)

MICU releases briefing on veteran access to higher ed in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Contact: Robert LeFevre

May 17, 2017                                                                              517-372-9160



Michigan Veterans Benefit from Private, Non-Profit

College and University Offerings

New Report Details Strong Participation in MICU Postsecondary Programs



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