Plan Offers Free College Tuition To Students In Michigan

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Michigan students would get free tuition at community colleges and public universities under a plan proposed Thursday by Senate Democrats.

The lawmakers say the state pays out $35 billion in corporate tax credits each year, and they want to use some of that money to fund college for Michigan's young people. Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing unveiled the Michigan 2020 Plan, which is likely to face resistance in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Michigan high school graduates would be eligible to have tuition and associated costs covered at state community colleges or public universities.

The amount paid would be tied to the number of years they attended public K-12 schools in Michigan.

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