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Wayne State University will offer free tuition to Michigan students whose families make $70,000 a year or less.

Last year, 46% of first-year Wayne State students had zero out-of-pocket expenses for their tuition and fees through the university’s tuition pledge programs. The Wayne State Guarantee is expected to increase that number to 50%.

Wayne State has a long history of being a university of access and opportunity, and now our commitment to making a college degree affordable comes in the form of a guarantee,” said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson.

The program will begin in the fall of 2023 and will cover the full cost of tuition and standard fees. The Wayne State Guarantee was made possible through the Michigan Achievement Scholarship program, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law in 2022.


“I’m proud to work with universities across the state to lower the cost of college for Michigan students and help them gain the skills to be prepared for the new and expanding businesses coming to the state,” Whitmer said.

In 2021, the median household income in Michigan was $64,488. Wayne State provides nearly $350 million in financial aid annually and has the lowest tuition of Michigan’s three major research universities.

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