The Detroit Promise Zone Program officially started early this week on Tuesday. It States or should I say promises that any High School graduating senior who gets accepted to one of the five community colleges located in the city will have free tuition.
Detroit Promise Funding
The funding will initially come from a private scholarship fund which will cover the tab for at least the first few years. In 2018 it is said that Property taxes will pave the way for these college kid freebies.
- Must have completed Junior and Senior high school years in Detroit school. Home School does not count.
- Must fill out and complete the Financial Aid form known as FAFSA (I use to hate filling that thing out)
- No income restriction. This is offered to both the rich and the poor.
This is the first of its kind but it doesn't look like its going to be the last. Tennessee and Oregon should be doing similar programs in the next year or two. This has been a strongly supported idea that Obama has pushed for and it looks like it is starting to come to light.
I tell you what I sure would have liked a free education. In fact Obama its not to late you can still pay for a big part of mine. That would be a helpful finance program for me.