Wayne State University official discusses free tuition program

Wayne State hopes the program can further its commitment to social mobility, according to Mark Kornbluh, the university’s provost.

This week, Wayne State University announced that it will cover the tuition for eligible students whose families earn less than $70,000 a year.

Mark Kornbluh, the university’s provost and chief academic officer, joined Detroit Today‘s Stephen Henderson to discuss how the “Wayne State Guarantee” works and what the institution hopes to accomplish with the program.

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Mark Kornbluh serves as Wayne State University’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He says the new program will help provide opportunity for students who come from families with less economic resources.

“The goal here is to get students successfully completed to college and started on their career in good shape,” says Kornbluh. “And that means without large amounts of debt.”

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