Democrats reducing cost of higher education for Michiganders

State Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D-Farmington Hills) speaks in support of the Budget on
May 8, 2024, on the House Floor of the Michigan Capitol. 


LANSING, Mich., May 9, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed its version of the fiscal 2024-25 budget yesterday. It includes substantial investments in Michigan’s public education system, reflecting the commitment House Democrats have pledged to community building, support, advancement and growth. After the vote, state Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D-Farmington Hills), chair of the House Appropriations Higher Education and Community Colleges Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the budget:


“In this day and age, it’s often a requirement that people seek out higher education to have better job opportunities. That’s why we are making higher education more affordable by expanding the use of  financial aid beyond tuition. When students can afford to live, eat and take care of their children, they are more likely to succeed and get that certificate or degree. An investment in our college, university and job skill students is an investment in our future, and we will continue putting people first.”