Essential workers testimonial saying, "Free tuition will set me free. I deserve a better quality of life and to be seen as who I am today insteadof being reminded of my past failures. I am ready to start my own business."
Michigan Futures For Frontlines Program

The state says more than 80,000 essential workers have applied for a free tuition program.

It’s called Futures for Frontliners, and it provides scholarships for people who worked in essential industries during the state’s COVID-19 shutdown between April 1st and June 30th.

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Michigan’s prison inmates are now allowed to apply for college financial aid through a state program that had long excluded them but was changed under the state’s 2020 budget.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

In some Michigan communities, getting a post-secondary education feels like a distant dream.  That's why more than 50 recent college graduates are working in high schools across the state to help those students reach their goal.


WATCH - Michigan State Hockey Coach Danton Cole Finds His Stride On Familiar Ice

May 23, 2019
Alexis Downie

Cole, who returned to MSU to become its head coach in 2017, finds coming home to where he grew up and played collegiate hockey to be the perfect fit.

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Officials say no charges are expected after a black doll was found hanging from a shower rod inside an Eastern Michigan University dorm.

Spartan Marching Band is a Family Affair for the Mackeys

Dec 28, 2018
Andrea Mackey

MSU Senior Adam Mackey is the most recent member of his family to play in the SMB; he reflects on being part of a deep tradition.


Central Michigan University is moving forward on the first part of a $76 million campus housing improvement project.

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Union nurses and the University of Michigan have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract following months of negotiations.


Current Sports host Al Martin talks with newly appointed Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman about his hire, which has been met with criticism by some. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder is checking on the legality of allowing Michigan's 529 college savings plans to be used to cover private K-12 tuition costs.