University of Minnesota creates tuition-free program for low-income families

On Friday, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents passed a plan called MPact 2025, which includes a tuition-free program for low-income families.

The plan was passed in a unanimous vote.

"This is robust, it will guide us, but it is not, it is organic. It will evolve," U of M President Joan Gabel said during the meeting.

U of M to consider tuition-free program for certain students

The program is for Minnesota families with an adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less. It remains unclear when the program could start, or how many students will qualify.

MPact also includes plans to lower student debt and increase the number of online degree programs.

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