DETROIT (AP) – Wayne State University has changed its criteria for qualifying to pay the in-state tuition rate.
The university board approved the revisions Friday. They will take effect in January.READ MORE: Michigan Voters Urged To Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballots
In-state tuition for an average Wayne State student is $11,967. Out-of-state tuition costs about $13,000 more.
Under the new policy, residency no longer will be the primary means of qualifying for in-state tuition. Instead, it will be one of three options.READ MORE: Detroit Animal Care To Hold ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Adoption Event October 28-31
The others will be graduating from a Michigan high school after at least three years of attendance or obtaining a Michigan GED, and being a military veteran or active member of the armed forces.
Provost Margaret Winters says the changes are fair and remove barriers to otherwise qualified applicants.MORE NEWS: FEMA Extends Deadline To Apply For Assistance Due To Damage During June 25-26 Floods
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