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Wayne State law to freeze tuition, offer scholarships

October 20, 2014

Wayne State University's Law School will freeze tuition next year and give a scholarship to every incoming student in a move designed to make a law degree more affordable, while boosting enrollment. In total, the tuition freeze and additional scholarship money will amount to the equivalent of a 14 percent tuition cut for all incoming students. "For us, it is really important to ensure that everyone has access to quality legal education," law school Dean Jocelyn Benson told the Free Press in an exclusive interview. "Not only do we want to make sure everyone has access to legal education, but also help with the rising student debt." The scholarships for WSU law students will be a mixture of both merit-based and need-based aid, Benson said. The scholarships are being paid for by private donations - largely from alumni, Benson said.