Wayne State University in Detroit is taking steps to make higher education more accessible. The school announced that starting this fall, first-year students with a total family income of $70,000 or less will be able to take advantage of a tuition-free college experience.
Wayne State University (@waynestate) March 13, 2023
The Wayne State Guarantee is paying standard fees and tuition for eligible students through a combination of financial aid sources, including grants, scholarships, and state and federal funding.
Wayne State announced the new program on February 13th, 2023, which coincides with the new state scholarship program, the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, offering in-state students $5,500 per year if they attend a four-year public university in the state of Michigan.
The newly passed Michigan Achievement Scholarship has helped other schools make similar moves toward tuition-free initiatives. Under the same scholarship program, students would be eligible for $4,000 per year if they attended a private nonprofit college in the state of Michigan. Attending community college would award $2,750 for families who meet the income requirements.
Who Is Eligible?
For Michiganders interested in taking advantage of the new Wayne State Guarantee, here are some details you should be aware of:
In order to be eligible for the free tuition and fees, you must meet the following requirements:
- Resident of Michigan
- A first-year, full-time student enrolled in a four-year, undergraduate degree program
- You will not need to submit test scores to become eligible, but your family’s income must be below the $70,000 threshold, with other financial criteria being met.
The funding has been tagged for fall and winter semesters, so eligible Michigan residents should take advantage of this program ASAP if they qualify.
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