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GRANHOLM-FREE TUITION
(2007-02-02)
(wgvu) - GOVERNOR GRANHOLM SAYS STRUGGLING
COMMUNITIES CAN MIMIC THE KALAMAZOO PROMISE IF SOME OF THE MONEY
RAISED THROUGH PROPERTY TAXES BE USED TO MATCH PRIVATE DONATIONS.
AN AIDE SAYS GRANHOLM WILL MAKE THE SUGGESTION IN HER STATE OF
THE STATE ADDRESS ON TUESDAY.
EDUCATION ADVISER CHUCK WILBUR SAYS GROUPS IN DETROIT, FLINT,
JACKSON AND WESTERN MICHIGAN HAVE DISCUSSED HOW TO DUPLICATE THE
KALAMAZOO'S FREE COLLEGE TUITION PLAN.
PRIVATELY FUNDED TUITION PROGRAMS WOULD GET A STATE MATCH OF
HALF THE AREA'S ANNUAL INCREASE IN REVENUES FROM THE STATE
EDUCATION TAX.
THE COMBINED FUNDING WOULD PAY TUITION COSTS NOT COVERED BY
FINANCIAL AID.

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