This is great news for the city of Detroit and motivating students to continue their education to reach the college graduate level. For more than 150 years, Wayne State University has pledged to provide access to higher education in our community. They're proud of their connection and commitment to the city of Detroit — the place they call home — and they're honoring that relationship with an opportunity that puts a Wayne State education within reach for all Detroit students.
They just introduced the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which offers free tuition for 2020 graduates of Detroit high schools or Detroit residents earning a high school diploma in 2020.
Heart of Detroit builds on programs such as Detroit Promise, Wayne Access and Warrior Way Back to expand opportunities to Detroit youth. That's Warrior Strong.
To be eligible for the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, students must:
Live in the city of Detroit (verified by mailing address) and graduate from high school or graduate from any Detroit high school (public, private, charter, parochial, home school or GED program) in 2020 or after.
Use the RaiseMe app to earn micro-scholarships by completing student success activities.
Be admitted to Wayne State University as a first-time, full-time freshman in fall 2020 or after.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 for the following fall.
To remain eligible, students must:
Meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements.
Maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester) during the fall and winter semesters.
Pass at least 30 credits per academic year.
Submit an updated FAFSA by March 1 of each enrollment year.
More info: Wayne.edu