Saturday, November 12, 2005

Free College For Kids In Kalamazoo

If I was a bit older and living in Kalamazoo, I probably wouldn't need to be writing this journal (but I probably would with the emphasis on saving for a house and retirement rather than college). I came across an article in the Detroit Free Press that says that every student in the Kalamazoo school district will have their college paid for them from a anonymous donor

WOW! I bet the parents and kids living in Kalamazoo are happy today. The parents that had been saving for college have a double bonus - not only will their child get to go to college for free, they just had a significant increase in their retirement savings.

I especially liked the fact that the free college money goes to anyone who graduates no matter how well they did in high school.

To qualify for four years of free tuition, students just need to be enrolled in Kalamazoo Public Schools and graduate, be accepted at a Michigan public university or community college, maintain steady progress toward a degree and maintain a 2.0 grade-point average.


In my opinion, it's a wonderful gesture and I hope that all the kids in that school district take advantage of the wonderful opportunity that has been given to them.

3 comments:

piannist said...

Funny you should mention this. I heard last night that an anonymous donor is paying tuition for all Yale music students currently enrolled. A donation of $100 million altogether. Looks like I went to the wrong school at the wrong time.

Bluegrass Mama said...

I read about this and I think the one "catch" is that they have to attended Kalamazoo schools from kindergarten through the 12th grade. So no moving there with your teenager just to get the tuition!

gakline said...

If they move there before 9th grade, they will have 65 to 100% covered.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0511120094nov12,1,6115503.story