MI Promise Scholarship Website Up

By: News 10
By: News 10

Students have a place to speak their mind about the promise lawmakers are considering breaking.
A new website--- loaded with information about The Michigan Promise Scholarship and the elimination it faces to help balance our budget--- is up and running online.
The website also provides students and parents the opportunity to communicate with lawmakers and the governor herself.
More than 96,000 students are now eligible for this scholarship. Thousands of students entered college this fall after receiving letters from the state saying they would receive the initial $500 for the first semester, and planning to receive the second installment of $500 for the second semester.
Now students are facing having to pay that $500 back or else universities and community colleges will cut their budgets even further to absorb the reduction.
Click on the link below for The Michigan Promise Scholarship website.


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  • by Becky Location: cadillac on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    lets start a class action law suit and Sue the state ...why not u can sue for everthing else...
  • by Sue Location: Kingston on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:19 AM
    Dawn, do your kids work AND go to college? I have 3 grandsons that are all working their way thru college. I think that is what it's all about. But I agree, the scholarship was a PROMISE and it should be kept. There are other ridiculous things that can be cut out of the State budget
  • by incredulous Location: Albion on Sep 29, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    I can not believe our state would promise this scholarship and then take it back. Does this mean students can just say "sorry" no money when it comes to repayment of student loans. This whole situation reeks of irresponsibility and lack of integrity, and its the GOVERNMENT doing it. For the record I need that 2000.00 bad and so do a lot of my friends, do you want more 18 19 20 21 year old couch potatoes?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    Dear, "Confussed"... yes you are. Stop posting-- you're screwing up my handle on the English language.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    They are politicians, they lie cheat and break every promise they make unless you put money into their campaign.
  • by Confussed Location: Michigan on Sep 28, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    If students got the money to get ready to attend college,and they say they have to PAY it back.That isn't right.Let that money go and mark it up to gov problem.How can they pay back money if they don't have a job ect.When a child reaches 18 they are considered an adult.Can be on their own and are responsible for what they do as well as bills.The parents shouldn't have to pay it back either.I can understand that the programs may have to go away for schooling.With job loss the money may not be here at this time.Gov can consider this money as a down payment for putting the students life on hold.They shouldn't ask for it back.They can't go making promises with money that clearly has gone away.Job loss,less tax money.The tax money problems started before promises were made.So why was the promise made?Other programs are more important at this time.What are the guidelines to get this help for schooling?We would like that report.How many other states have this program?Could students go there?
  • by St. James Location: St. Johns on Sep 28, 2009 at 03:30 AM
    Where are all my liberal friends on this one? I bet you want to promise me health care next???????
  • by Taylor Location: Lansing on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    The government promised us the money, so since they are taking it away from us, that means they are stealing. The elected officials in Lansing should face criminal charges and have to face trial in court for stealing this money and misleading the public. All the state cares about is the working class and the rich, and they don't care about the poor and the youth in today's world. When my generation is old enough to work in Congress and the current Congressmen and women are eldery, we will be in charge and cut them of all state aid healthcare!! See how they like it!
  • by Sam Location: Jackson,Michigan on Sep 26, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Then we read the story about freshman drinking in college.Any one caught doing this should just get kicked out of school.Same with those doing drugs.How many drop out in the first two years.Maybe some aren't so serious about education.Then again people that make promises to make themselves look good.Should learn to shut their mouth.Jobs have been leaving mich or closing down and laying off for how many years now?How could anyone make promises knowing tax money was being lost in this state for years?Look what it will cost to move into the NEW sate police building.We can't steel what was never their.Complaining about a 1 cent tax on bottle water.Well stop buying it and put a filter in your home.You'll save money.Don't want to pay tax on tickets for sports.Then stop going.Thousands have no jobs,that did.Think what they can't do or pay.Many are even going hungry.Not enough jobs are here to get tax money so that means more taxes on something.Promises?Not really.It got votes didn't it?
  • by dave Location: Mich on Sep 26, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    Just because promises are made,don't mean they can be kept.Look at the condition of Michigan.Not enough jobs.Many on unemployment,many on social programs and food cards.How many have became homeless,or have no good medical insurances?How many go hungry.If this promise hadn't been made,and should Not have been made what would college students done?Just like jenn got elected just because she said "NO NEW TAXES"That little deal won't work either.The web site needs to go directly to the president of the USA.The education thing needs to be paid by the white house.It has became a burden many states can't afford.We have lost to many jobs to raise tax money,to fund anything like this in MI.Oct 1 is when money is handed out for programs in MI.Many are on pin and needles waiting to see if the programs needed get cut or stopped.Waiting to see what pet projects or unneeded things get the ok.Everyone wants funding.If jobs were here so would the money be to fund things.So who gets what?
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