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OUT-OF-STATE Tuition Dramatically Reduced

July 31, 2007

DETROIT (July 31, 2007) – The Wayne State University Board of Governors recently established a new policy, effective immediately for the 2007-08 academic year, reducing out-of-state tuition to a level only 10 percent higher than the rate Michigan residents pay.

Check from Comerica Bank“The new non-resident tuition policy set in place by the Wayne State University Board of Governors will help solidify the Law School’s place as a competitive leader among U.S. legal institutions,” said Law School Dean Frank H. Wu. “We are committed to providing opportunities for students all across the country, and will remain focused on their needs by providing a high quality legal education at the best possible tuition rates.”

In 2007-2008, non-resident students enrolled at the Law School will pay $724.80 per credit hour, compared to their in-state counterparts who will pay $658.90 per credit hour. Residents of Lucas, Ottawa and Williams counties in Ohio, and the province of Ontario, Canada, remain covered under the Law School’s Good Neighbor Policy and will continue to pay the in-state tuition fee. In addition to a tuition fee, all students will be responsible for a Registration Fee, a Budget Contingency Fee, an Omnibus Credit Hour Fee and a Fitness Fee.

For more information for those students wishing to appeal a non-resident classification, please contact the Residency Status Department at (313) 577-8193. For all other information regarding the new non-resident policy, please visit the Law School online at www.law.wayne.edu or contact the Dean of Students Office at (313) 577-3993.

Founded in 1927 as Detroit City Law School, Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the Detroit metropolitan area.  The Law School is accredited by the ABA and is a member of AALS; has five live-client clinics; the Arthur Neef Law Library with a collection of over 620,000 volumes in a variety of formats; and a state-of-the-art building with lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, and offices for student groups.  The Law School currently has 800 students and approximately 11,000 living alumni working in 48 states and 15 foreign countries. 

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