Michigan Promise Michigan led the nation in cutting college scholarships from 2003 - 2013 By Dustin Dwyer • Feb 11, 2015 Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio Listen Listening... / 4:23 Here is a fact you might not know: In the decade between 2003 to 2013, no other state cut its spending on college scholarships as much as Michigan. Only six states had cuts at all. But Michigan cut the most. And it wasn’t even close. The state-by-state comparison comes from a little-noticed annual report released by the National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs. But the reason behind Michigan’s cut is well-known.