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Mayor announces Detroit Promise student program

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 22, 2016

If you have kids going to school in Detroit, there is a huge opportunity lined up for them. Free college!

City, school and business leaders in the city announced today funding is lined up for the "Detroit Promise." It is a program that will provide students who graduate from Detroit high schools with two years tuition at a local community college.

It is something that was made possible through a law passed by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. She declared Detroit a Promise Zone. She said if business leaders would step up to fund college scholarships, the city would be able to use a portion of state education taxes to do the same.

To qualify, students must have attended a high school in the city of Detroit for at least two years. Students graduating this semester will need to be meet several requirements. They must complete their FAFSA and register for the the Detroit Scholarship Fund by June 30. 

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