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University of Michigan latest to offer free tuition

Debra Erdley
| Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

So, there's another “free college” offer out there in the ether now. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the University of Michigan, long considered one of the nation's top public ivies, will begin offering free tuition to in-state students whose family incomes are $65,000 a year or less.

Michigan officials told the Chronicle they're hoping the offer will encourage more high-achieving, low income students to apply to the university.

Others argue that free tuition leaves students and families to cough up a huge chunk of change for the cost of living, books and various incidentals.

Debra Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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