above: The My Dream Is Bigger Than website

Back in October I wrote about a website I made for the Coalition For Tuition Equality, My Dream Is Bigger Than (pictured above).

Since the site went live, a lot has happened. We had the protest on October 25, and the CTE has remained hard at work on this issue.

I just wanted to give them a quick shout-out. Today, everyone involved in this effort is celebrating a big win. The University of Michigan Regents voted on the issue, approving a change to Michigan's residency guidelines.

The approval means affected students pay $27,250 less in tuition. In the fall Michigan residents will pay $13,142 a year, while non-residents will pay $40,392. Under current tuition levels, the difference amounts to $109,000 over the course of four years.

Many people fought long and hard for this, and FOKUS' My Dream Is Bigger Than campaign was just the beginning.