State covenant assures affordable college places for qualified students
Thursday, April 17, 2008
From St. Norbert College, April 1, 2008
by Mike Counter, email@example.com, (920) 403-3089
The governor will be on campus to promote the Wisconsin Covenant, an agreement he launched in the fall of 2006 to ensure that good high school students are guaranteed a spot in one of the colleges or universities in the state, private or public, and a financial aid package to make it affordable.
The Wisconsin Covenant is an optional program in which eighth-grade students are invited to sign a pledge affirming that they will:
-Earn a high school diploma.
-Participate in their community.
-Take a high school curriculum that prepares them for higher education.
-Maintain a B average in high school.
-Apply in a timely manner for state and federal financial aid.
Approximately 17,000 of the 75,000 eighth graders in Wisconsin signed the covenant pledge in the spring of 2007.