Monday, October 05, 2009

Grand Valley Bills Students For Promise Scholarships Cut From Bishop-Dillon Budget

The first of many to come, if these scholarships aren't restored.

President Thomas J. Haas e-mailed students Monday saying the university is reversing course and is assuming that scholarships of up to $4,000 will be lopped from the state's still evolving 2010 spending plan.

"I am disappointed beyond words that the state of Michigan cannot keep its promise to you," Haas wrote in the e-mail.

Students had been credited up to $500 for the scholarship on their fall semester tuition bills. Now they'll be billed for the amount, and can pay in two monthly installments.

Grand Valley will credit student accounts if the Legislature finally finds the political courage to stop being stupid.

In the meantime, send your complaints to: or Mike Bishop's contact form. They'll be happy to hear from you.