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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:40 AM

Seven things to know about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's debt-free college plan

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is pushing an ambitious revamp of Michigan’s college scholarship program. Administrative officials are working out details, and more changes likely would be at least debated in the Republican-led Legislature, which may or may not approve the proposal.

Here’s what you need to know:

Free community college for newly graduated high school graduates.

The Michigan Opportunity Scholarship would assure that recent Michigan graduates could attend the state’s 27 community colleges as full-time students without paying tuition or mandatory fees. While those costs vary by campus, that cost is currently around $3,000 a year.

Almost all students qualify – they just have to have graduated from a Michigan high school and have lived in Michigan for a year. Students have three years to complete 60 credits, which is the equivalent of two years of full-time study.

Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/seven-things-know-about-gov-gretchen-whitmers-debt-free-college-plan

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