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University of Toledo Offers Free Tuition & Fees

UTLogoOhio students (and some Michigan students) can now benefit from a new scholarship program being offered by the University of Toledo. The Blue and Gold Scholar award is open to all students residing in Ohio and also those in Monroe County, Michigan.

The premise of the scholarship program is to attract students with a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.6. ”This is a strategic endeavor to help families afford college,” said Kevin Kucera, UT associate vice president for enrollment services.

While most universities compete for the ”best and the brightest,” UT is concentrating on students with a lower grade point average. That’s because the best students have many options from which to pick and UT can’t necessarily compete successfully, the university has said.

The University of Toledo’s tuition and fees for the upcoming year equate to approximately $8500. All recipients of the Blue and Gold Scholar Award must be eligible for the Pell Grant which can range from $1,000 to $5,350 each student. That benefit combined with the Ohio College Opportunity Grant of $1000 reduces what is left over in unmet need. The University then kicks in the Blue and Gold Scholar Award to cover this need to make the student have no out of pocket expense for tuition and fees.

If the student decides to live on campus and not be a commuter, they will still have some expenses that will not be covered by the Blue and Gold Scholarship. ”They still have some skin in the game,” Kucera said. They are responsible for room and board, which on campus costs about $8,500.

All in all, it seems to be a great program and certainly a good opportunity for someone to get their undergraduate education for free (as a commuter student). If you are interested in checking out the University of Toledo and learning more about the Blue and Gold Scholarship program you can find more information here.

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