Community College Is Now Free For Detroit Residents
If you are a resident of Detroit and are a graduating high school senior, you can attend one of the city's 5 community colleges for free! The Detroit Promise Zone program will use a mix of private donations and earmarked property tax revenue to fund the endeavor.
Starting this fall, students graduating from public, private, or charter schools in the City of Detroit can enroll in the program for free community college. That's it. Just be a student in Detroit and complete your Junior and Senior year and you are eligible!
For the first 2 years of the program, private donations will fund the estimated 500 students a year who will apply for the program. Starting in 2018 the program will be instead funded by earmarked property tax revenue from the City of Detroit. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan hopes that the program will eventually be expanded to include free tuition for Detroit based 4-year institutions as well.
Duggan went on to say "It doesn't matter whether you're a high school senior preparing for college now or a second-grader whose college career is years away. The Detroit Promise will be there to help make a college education a reality."