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In the summer of 2017, U-M announced the Go Blue Guarantee, a commitment to offer free tuition to Michigan students from families earning $65,000 or less. That’s slightly above the median household income in the state, so about half of Michigan households would qualify for the aid.
The goal of the policy was to attract more applications from low-income students, who may have assumed U-M was either too costly or not for students from rural or more modest backgrounds when in reality, it is the cheapest public university in the state for poor students.
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