Michigan bill proposes free tuition to be paid back on employment

March 21, 2014

A bill introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature would allow students to initially attend PSE tuition-free, and then pay a fixed percentage of their income after graduation for a specified number of years, which would go towards a fund that in turn would pay tuition for other students. "We've increasingly placed the financial burden of [PSE] on the backs of the students,” says Michigan State Representative David Knezek. “This is a no-interest plan that allows you to pay back as you go and as you can afford it.” Michigan is the latest of the more than 20 states that are currently looking at similar income-contingent repayment plans. NewsMax