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M-PACT: U-M increases financial aid to 2,900 Michigan students

The University will make a college education more accessible and affordable with a new financial aid program that increases grants and reduces loans for more than 2,900 in-state undergraduates at the Ann Arbor campus. The University will provide an initial $9 million in seed money to jump-start the program, called M-PACT. More>

Frankel family gives $20 million to Judaic Studies at U-M

A $20 million gift from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Jewish Heritage Foundation will establish the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University.

The gift is the largest dedicated to Judaic studies at any university, and the largest ever to LSA. The institute will reside within the existing Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. More>

Ross School of Business to create state-of-the-art facilities

The Board of Regents Feb. 17 approved a $145 million plan by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business to create new facilities to support its unique, action-based curriculum. More>


Coleman: No midyear tuition increase, come what may

President Mary Sue Coleman said the University will not raise tuition for the second half of the academic year, regardless of how lawmakers act to resolve a shortfall in the state budget for the current fiscal year.

"We believe it would not be fair to our students and their families, at this late date, to institute an unexpected midyear tuition increase," Coleman told the Board of Regents Feb. 17. "We are more than three-quarters of the way through this academic calendar; and in fact, our students are already done with their winter semester midterm exams. So we will not recommend a midyear increase to you this year, no matter how the situation resolves in Lansing." More>

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