State funding for Michigan’s 15 public universities will increase by 2 percent under a fiscal year 2019 budget the state Legislature approved Tuesday.
The increase will bring total operating funds for state universities to more than $1.5 billion in fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The budget now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder to sign.
The University of Michigan serves a critical role in the state's success through research that fuels economic growth, top academic programs that prepare the next generation of leaders, and world-class resources — from health care to the arts — that improve the quality of life for those throughout Michigan.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday recommended a 2 percent bump in higher education funding for Michigan's 15 public universities for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
The recommended increase would bring total operating funds for state universities to more than $1.5 billion, exceeding the 2011 funding level by $39.1 million.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday recommended an increase of 2.5 percent in higher education funding for Michigan's 15 public universities as part of his state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The Michigan Legislature has voted to approve capital outlay funding for projects on the U-M Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.
The three projects received planning authorization approval last Wednesday and are awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.
Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending a 4.3 percent budget increase for the state's 15 public universities.
The governor announced his recommendation Wednesday as part of his overall state budget plan for fiscal year 2017. The overall recommendation of $1.4 billion would bring total state higher-education funding back to 2011 levels.
President Mark Schlissel told state legislators Tuesday he has been impressed with Michigan residents' optimism about the future and that "they look to higher education as a pathway to prosperity for their children and as a source of hope for the future."
The fiscal year 2016 state budget recommendation released Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder includes a 2 percent overall increase in funding for the state's 15 public universities, bringing total operating funds for universities to nearly $1.4 billion.
President Mary Sue Coleman is asking all U-M alumni in Michigan to help the state recapture its leadership in higher education funding, by telling their state legislators they support the governor's proposed funding increase.
President Mary Sue Coleman wants Michigan to win.
It was not a partisan athletic cheer she delivered in Lansing on Thursday, but a message of hope for the state as she addressed the importance of funding for higher education.