U-M Extends Free Tuition To Some Students In Flint, Dearborn

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is extending free tuition to certain students at its Flint and Dearborn campuses.

The Go Blue Guarantee applies to new full-time students who live in Michigan and enter with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average. They must have a family income of $65,000 or less and assets under $50,000.

Current students in Flint and Dearborn must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 to qualify, the university said.

The Board of Regents approved the policy Thursday.

During the public comment period, critics noted that students who get the Go Blue Guarantee in Ann Arbor don't need a minimum grade-point average. But President Mark Schlissel pointed out that the average exceeds 3.8.

Separately, tuition for in-state students at the Ann Arbor campus will increase by 1.4% and financial aid will increase by 6.4%.

“Not only will most in-state undergrads see no change in their net tuition costs, we estimate that more than a quarter will pay no tuition at all,” Schlissel said.