Grand Valley State University is making it easier for students to go to school.

On Monday morning, the university announced The Grand Valley Pledge which will offer free tuition to qualifying residents from six Michigan counties:

  • Kent
  • Muskegon
  • Ottawa
  • Grand Traverse
  • Calhoun
  • Wayne

A potential student must reside in one of the mentioned counties; have a family income of less than $50,000; be the first time pursuing a bachelor's degree; and be accepted into the Fall 2021 semester while then maintaining "satisfactory academic progress" throughout their education.

GVSU's President spoke on the importance of education being obtainable for all.

It is another way of assuring that we create opportunity and advance equity in the communities in which we live and teach, as well as inspire a broader movement of making higher education accessible to all.

As long as you match the criteria for the Grand Valley Pledge you automatically get in.  The program will be renewable to you for the next three years. An added bonus, other then the FAFSA form, you'll avoid having to fill out a bunch of financial paperwork.

People who get accepted will be notified via e-mail from the school.

You can get more info about the Grand Valley Pledge here and get your journey started.

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Earlier this month, the state revealed "Reconnect," a new program for Michigan residents 25 and older giving them a chance to earn an associate's degree or a skilled trade certificate at no cost.

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