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Yale, New Haven to Offer Tuition for Good Students

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) – Yale University, along with the city of New Haven, Connecticut, announced a joint venture Tuesday that would allow more of the city’s students to attend college.

Under a new program called New Haven Promise, any student in the city who attends class regularly, performs community service and maintains a 3.0 GPA will qualify for free tuition to any two- or four-year public college or university in the state of Connecticut.  Students who chose to attend private colleges will be provided with up to $2,500 a year in tuition.

Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of a similar program in Michigan. The “Kalamazoo Promise” is an anonymously-funded program that has so far paid more than $21 million in tuition for nearly 2,000 students to attend public colleges and universities in that state.

Graduates in classes from 2011-2015 will be eligible for finding through the New Haven Promise.

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