Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge to Provide Free College Tuition to Detroit Students and Residents
A Detroit-based university made waves yesterday by announcing a new program that will provide free tuition to Detroit students and residents.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on-site yesterday when Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson unveiled the new Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge.
Starting in 2020, the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge will provide cover all tuition and mandatory fees at Wayne State University for Detroit students and residents who meet the following criteria:
- Live in the city of Detroit and have graduated from high school or have graduated from any Detroit high school (public, private, charter, parochial, or home school program) in 2020 or after.
- Join RaiseMe, a Wayne State partner, which allows high school students to log their achievements and activities to earn micro-scholarships.
- Receive admission to Wayne State University as a first-time, full-time freshman in fall 2020 or after.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, for the following fall.
The program is in-line with Wayne State’s educational philosophy and mission statement, increasing accessibility and affordability in quality higher education.
Governor Whitmer sang her praises for the program at the event, stating that “Every Michigander deserves an affordable post-secondary education, and Wayne State has been a tremendous leader on this issue”.
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