State Rep. Scott VanSingel, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, issued the following statement after Oakland University announced its ‘Strive for 45’ campaign Wednesday:
“I appreciate Oakland University for bringing this issue to our attention. I have worked closely with Rep. Ryan Berman, who represents many Oakland University students, on this issue and we will continue to address it in the upcoming budget process.
“There are large discrepancies in the per-pupil funding amounts that our Michigan universities receive. Rep. Berman and I are committed to further investigating the issue and working to close that gap, leveling the playing field for Oakland University students.”