Program available at Eastern Michigan University offers two years of tuition

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A new program at Eastern Michigan University allows prospective students willing to commit to paying for their first two years of tuition to get their final two years paid for by the university.

The Ann Arbor News reports the 4WARD Graduation Scholarship concept is scheduled to begin for students entering college in fall 2019. Eligible students pay for their first two consecutive years of tuition at a locked-in rate that’s expected to be a little more than $13,000 a year for 30 credits.

Kevin Kucera, the school’s vice president for enrollment management, said students will live in an on-campus community for each of their four years at a locked-in room-and-board rate. Participants would get two consecutive years of education of 30 credits a year, paid for by the school.