by Debra Johnson, Published June 19, 2012
YPSILANTI - Out-of-state Eastern Michigan University alumni and their children will be able to pay in-state tuition under a new enrollment plan approved by the Board of Regents at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19.
The Come Home to Eastern - Come Home to Michigan Award is designed to welcome home Eastern alumni and their children (including step or adopted children) by providing a tuition differential award for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
"We are very excited to extend this benefit to and welcome home our alumni and their children to the Eastern family and to Michigan," said Susan Martin, EMU president. "We are proud of EMU's affordability, the connection faculty have with students here and the investments we're making in academic and residential facilities."
The initiative builds upon the efforts of the Governor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to bring Michigan's legacy of talent back to the state.
The Board of Regents approved a series of enrollment growth initiatives as part of an overall objective to increase enrollment at the university.