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University of Michigan regents approve free-tuition program

June 16, 2017
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ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan will offer four years of free tuition for certain in-state students.

The school said its Go Blue Guarantee starts Jan. 1 for students whose families make less than $65,000 annually.

Regents approved the program yesterday as part of the $2-billion fiscal year 2018 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus.

Chair Mark Bernstein said the guarantee is expected to increase socio-economic diversity on the campus.

It will not cover room and board, but students may also be eligible for additional aid to cover non-tuition costs.

Tuition for in-state students at Michigan is about $7,413.

Bernstein said funding for the program is generated from out-of-state tuition and university cost containment.

The university said the program will not reduce need-based financial aid for students whose parents earn more than $65,000.

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