Detroit High School Seniors Get Free Community College Starting NOW
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
If you know a Detroit High School Senior, you now know someone who will go to college for free, thanks to Detroit's Promise Zone initiative.
CNN Money reports that Detroit has just launched the program that will come from a private scholarship fund at first, but then will be based off property taxes come 2018.
Mayor Mike Duggan was quoted by CNN saying the following:
"It doesn't matter whether you're a high school senior preparing for college now or a second-grader whose college career is years away. The Detroit Promise will be there to help make a college education a reality."
To be elligible, the article notes that they have to have participated in Junior and Senior year at the Detroit High School, and students will have to fill out FAFSAs for grants and others, and then the difference will be made up by the program.
More locations in the US have begun to offer tuition-free set ups, including San Francisco, California, Tennesee, and coming soon in Oregon.
To find out more information, visit CNN Money.