Kalamazoo Promise adds private colleges
An anonymously funded free college tuition program for high school graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools is expanding to include private colleges in Michigan.
Program officials from The Kalamazoo Promise said today that donors voted to accept 14 private schools beginning next fall.
The institutions, part of the Michigan Colleges Alliance, will pay the difference in costs between their tuition and what would be average undergraduate tuition and fees at University of Michigan's College of Literature, Arts and Sciences.
The private colleges joining the program include Adrian, Albion, Alma, Calvin, Kalamazoo, Marygrove, Hillsdale, Hope and Spring Arbor.
The original scholarship program launched in 2006 has covered up to 100 percent of tuition and fees at 43 public colleges statewide.