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What is the Lansing Promise?

The Lansing Promise is a scholarship program offering tuition assistance for post-secondary (college or skilled trade) education to all eligible high school graduates within the Lansing School District boundaries. The Promise provides tuition assistance for up to 65 credits at Lansing Community College or the equivalent dollar amount toward tuition and fees at Michigan State University or Olivet College.

History and Overview

• Legislation was passed in 2009 that created ten Michigan Promise Zone Authorities, including Lansing.
• Zones were selected based on percentage of children under age 18 living at or below the federal poverty level must be greater than state average.
• The main goal of promise zones is to transform communities by providing higher educational opportunities at no or low cost.
• The Department of State Treasury provides oversight of all promise zones.