Michigan plan would allow students to attend college 'for free'

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Students would be able to initially attend college for free under a new plan introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature, but they would have to pay for it down the road.

The plan would require students to pay a fixed percentage of their income after college for a specified number of years to a special fund that would in turn pay tuition for other students, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"The goal is to remove every financial barrier to high education," Democratic state Rep. David Knezek of Dearborn Heights told the newspaper.

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